"White Fire" by Angel Olsen // Burn Your Fire for No Witness (Out 2.18.14 via Jagjaguwar)
Angel Olsen has been getting a good amount of (well deserved) praise for her forthcoming album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness. “White Fire” is one more reason for that praise. As the album preps for release in two weeks, another sample of why the album is so excellent shouldn’t be necessary, but it’s welcomed. Here, on “White Fire”, Olsen sings a haunting dirge - part ethereal drone, part pained confessional. The dark and ambient backing track is often barely audible over Olsen’s powerful whisper/singing. Like most of Olsen’s music, there’an ephemeral beauty to her work that leaves you wanting to replay it immediately after, to stay just a little longer in her compositions. Highest recommendation.