A compact, complex exploration of the tenancies of being a woman, that meanders playfully between Bowie-inspired glam rock and Angel Olsen's wailing country roots. MY WOMAN, in parts, is frantic and full and desperate to say something quickly, in others it is slow and soothing and incredibly tender. A Side-A and a Side-B. But it's more than just the struggles of womankind. It's about connecting, common ground and understanding.
“Not everything I do is about my struggle as a woman. It just so happens to be something I understand a little bit.”
Whilst Angel believes in feminism, MY WOMAN is not a feminist record. The idea of women comes solely from her experience as a woman. And because it's true to her, and true to the human experience, the record is entirely accessible. It's not black and white, because life, itself, is not black and white.
What strings together this vast mix of identities, sounds, ideas - connectivity. It's love and it's life and the vagueness of it all, making her narratives accessible and connecting her experiences with our own. And in that, Angel Olsen has achieved exactly what she set out to achieve. A human record.