While gearing up for the release of her forthcoming album Whole New Mess, Angel Olsen has shared a new track called “Waving, Smiling.”
The intimate new song is a slow waltz that sees Olsen deliver vulnerable vocal lines. Olsen is at her most intimate on “Waving, Smiling,” as she delivers lines like, “I’m waving, smiling/ At love forever alive and dying/ The sun is shining.”
“‘Waving, Smiling’ in my head is the last scene, a slow motion realization of love not lost but as peace somewhere within myself,” Olsen explains. “It’s the bittersweet end of a chapter of my life – it is the final acceptance that despite coming to an end all of that time was not lost or wasted.”
Listen to “Waving, Smiling” below.
Whole New Mess is set for release on August 28th via Jagjaguwar.