“Hi babies.” These were the words Angel Olsen greeted the audience with and the crowd was as expected: hungry and excited for any kind of exchange with — what the media long claimed was the introverted folk singer from St. Louis. Although the cool reserve remains, Olsen’s latest and highly acclaimed LP My Woman, offers up something a little more glam, and a little more sleek. But there’s nothing pretentious or demure about it. With her backing band donned in 70s' era powder blue suits, balloons scattered about the stage and a gold tinsel-prom backdrop, nothing could have been more perfect for a Valentine’s day show. Although the words were never uttered, the set-list certainly suggested Olsen knew that she’d be playing to a love-drugged crowd. Starting off with “Never Be Mine,” the show dipped in and out of dreamy slow dance jams to heavier doses of distortion. The long awaited tracks “Intern” and “Woman” came in the form of an encore, with a wardrobe change and a very happy crowd.
Angel Olsen has two more tour dates left in February:
Fri. Feb. 17 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Sat. Feb. 18 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre