chapelofthechimes asked: Re: Angel Olsen... I hear both Leonard Cohen and Cat Power circa 'Moon Pix,' but I also hear bits of Françoise Hardy and Skeeter Davis. Her singing was kind of off-putting to me at first, because she really has a country/folk-influenced voice, but after I listened to her enough it started to become endearing. The emotion of her songs is what I relate to the most, that "hopeless and yet slightly hopeful at the same time" feeling, because I've felt (and still feel) that way a lot in my life.
Sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you. I get caught up in various things & then lose threads. When I find an artist like Angel who is doing something that I don’t get at first, I usually go back and try again… and I did, with a bigger screen and a better pair of speakers, and I think I am getting her finally. She appears to be another of those voices of your generation who would speak directly to you but I’d have to do a bit of work to get. I know that “happy-sad” feeling you mention & always appreciated artists who could give it to me. What do you think of Lorde with songs like “White Teeth Teens” or “Tennis Court”? Thanks for writing…. all best, Keith