Angel Olsen Shares “Waving, Smiling”

Angel Olsen has released her new single “Waving, Smiling.”
Angel Olsen “Waving, Smiling” video

Angel Olsen has released her new single “Waving, Smiling.” The track is off her forthcoming release Whole New Mess. Due for release on August 28th on Jagjaguwar. Along with the news, Olsen has shared a live performance of the song shot by Ashley Connor at Asheville’s Masonic Temple. Throughout “Waving, Smiling,” Olsen lays her feelings bare: “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.” When she hits the high, quavering notes of the tender waltz, you can hear Olsen push against the lump in her throat, wrestling with the worry of her past and what it means for her future. “‘Waving, Smiling’ in my head is the last scene, a slow motion realization of love not lost but at peace somewhere within myself,” says Olsen. “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.”