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Angel Olsen - Waving, Smiling
Aug 26, 2020
Total plays:
15 times
Why do we like this?

Those opening guitar chords, right before Angel Olsen begins to sing, remind me of “Let it Be” by the Beatles. The album cover (since this song is on her new album,Whole New Mess) sort of mimics the boy-band as well, with each box showing a different head shot. However, you'll quickly discover this sound strictly comes from Angel Olsen and no one else.

The musician rocks her alternative style, giving every verse an edgy and dark flare. At some points, her voice softly echoes, as if she’s performing in an empty room with great acoustics.

She kicks off the song by letting her voice sink deep, highlighting her skills as an alto. Her low and slightly raspy voice is rustic and haunting.

Just as you grow used to the low notes, she begins smoothly skating up to the high notes. The higher she sings, the more her voice quavers. This song shows off her vocal range, and she magnificently hits every note. She takes her song from rich to delicate in a matter of seconds.

While her voice fluctuates, strong guitar chords maintain some consistency. The simple beat lays the foundation, and the simple instrumentals always blend well.

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