By Tamara Izko
Labeled as “best new music” by none other than Pitchfork, Angel Olsen’s fifth album All Mirrors is yet another confirmation of the empathetic ability the Missouri singer-songwriter has when it comes to arranging her tunes and writing her poetic, appealing lyrics. Shifting from her trademark folk compositions to synth pop, the down-to-earth vibe of Olsen’s work seems to be a thing of the past as her melodic – and at the same time dissonant – new album places her among the most interesting female musicians to listen to this year.
Romanticism, loss, nostalgia and despair seem to blend in each of the pieces of All Mirrors, which nevertheless shines with a light of hope and intensity that Olsen will surely bring to life on stage during her Barcelona performance, just in time to welcome the new year. Support on the night comes from LA-based band Hand Habits, founded by indie-folk artist Meg Duffy.