In its original form, “More Than This” is an easy-listening treat, with gentle synths and toe-tapping percussion. But Olsen highlights the melancholic lyrics, pitching the first verse just above a whisper before launching with urgency into the chorus. She pleads and wails as she sings, “More than this!”, allowing a tremble into her voice. It’s an emotional twist on an old standard. Check out the video below.
Last fall, Angel Olsen released her mesmerizing new album All Mirrors, one of our Top 100 Albums of the 2010s. Like everyone else, her tour schedule is in a state of flux over the coronavirus pandemic, but she still has plenty of dates on the calendar for later in the year. Tickets can be found here.
If you’re a fan of Roxy Music, also make sure to check out the latest episode of Ghost Echoes, which takes a stroll spontaneously into the movie theatre of the mind and examines a few of the inspirations and influences informing the group’s debut album.