Angel Olsen’s outtakes collection Phases is out at the end of the week, and today she’s giving us one last peak in the form of “Sans.” It’s a minimal, lo-fi demo, just Olsen’s impassioned voice and a single guitar echoing in the distance, but by now we should all realize that’s all this woman needs to make an impression. Here’s a statement from Olsen:
“Sans” was a song I wrote in between Burn Your Fire and My Woman, something short and simple — but about a big thing in my life: travel and what it can do to the psyche. When you’re out there and you’re working and moving so fast it’s difficult to really imagine a time when you were fully realized and known. You know, it’s hard enough to be known when you’re around! But then there are those people in your life that know you and don’t need you around all the time to be or feel close — I suppose it’s about that too.
Listen below, where you can also watch a live performance of the same song recorded at KCRW.
Phases is out 11/10 on Jagjaguwar. Pre-order it here.