I have to be in a certain mood for Angel Olsen’s synthy-orchestral stuff, but when I am, the production, arranging, and the performance is nothing short of impeccable.
Olsen has a new EP of all 80s covers coming out mid-August. Here’s her take on “Gloria” by Laura Branigan. If you don’t know the original, I’m including it below too, because this is a hot, moody (beautiful) mess of take. Make sure you stick around for when the cellos show up. I’m hearing this song in an entirely new way – and that’s what a great cover does.