I just want to give a shout out to Angel Olsen, because she’s been a crush of mine for a while now.
For me her music is all fairly perfect. The gorgeous, gently warbling vocals, laid back instrumentals and most of all, the lyrics, all combine to make for some emotionally charged and incredibly beautiful folk songs. It’s layered with heartache and loss. If you’re a bit of a romantic, if you like your love to be raw, undiluted and uncompromising, then chances are this’ll speak to you.
The Waiting from her current album is probably a good place to start:
This song is devastating. You’ll know what I mean if you’ve been through a difficult breakup:
I love the country lilt to this one and see also Lonely Universe from Half Way Home:
Also: she’s a TOTAL HOTTIE
Watch this video to fall instantly in love.
Nuff said, check out her album.