Published Aug 18, 2020After sharing the title track from her forthcoming Whole New Mess last month, Angel Olsen has returned with another new single from the effort.
"Waving, Smiling" arrives alongside a live performance video, shot by Ashley Connor at Asheville, NC's Masonic Temple. Olesen sings, "I've made my bed, made up of all my fears / All my fears cried out all of those years / Cried out all of those years / Now baby I'm lying / Laid out and smiling."
"'Waving, Smiling' in my head is the last scene, a slow motion realization of love not lost but at peace somewhere within myself," Olsen said in a statement. "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."
Whole New Mess features new compositions alongside stripped-down, solo performances of songs from Angel Olsen's 2019 album All Mirrors. The album arrives August 28 through Jagjaguwar.