Angel Olsen’s forthcoming album, My Woman, is said to be split into two true sides with different song structures on each. So far, we’ve only heard from the punchier, more pop/rock-oriented A-side with “Intern” and “Shut Up and Kiss Me”. Today, we’re finally given our first look at the “longer, more reflective” B-side in the form of “Sister”.
The nearly eight-minute long track builds on the echo of unhurried guitar, which trips into a two maddening solos over during the second half. Olsen’s vocals range from contemplative to a sort of pleading as she repeats, “All my life I thought I’d change” over and over.
For the video, Olsen teamed with co-director Conor Hagen to shoot throughout Los Angeles and Joshua Tree National Park. “I wanted to keep from cutting these shots up too much,” Olsen explained in a press release. “I wanted to slow frames down just enough for the cinematography to make its own statement. My aim was to gather a mixture of very different themed material, and somehow take a look at the synchronicity that material naturally brought forward.”