Angel Olsen has shared her intimate new album, Whole New Mess, which marks the follow-up to 2019’s All Mirrors.
The new collection is primarily made up of early, acoustic renditions of tracks form All Mirrors in addition to select new tracks. Whole New Mess is technically Olsen’s first true solo album since 2012’s Half Way Home, and it sees Olsen at her most raw and vulnerable.
“I had gone through this breakup, but it was so much bigger than that – I’d lost friendships, too,” Olsen explains. “When you get out of a relationship, you have to examine who you are or were in all the relationships. I wanted to record when I was still processing these feelings. These are the personal takes, encapsulated in a moment.”
Stream Whole New Mess below.