The new song from Mark Ronson titled, “True Blue” starts out with a stretched sound that feels like the sound of decades past. The romantic feel then fast forwards as Angel Olsen belts out heartfelt vocals along with a trendy beat. Her cooing and sweet voice harmonize with lyrics, “I ran to you, I ran to you.” Her sultry voice is low and deep, reminding you of love long lost and the pain associated with how unrequited love can be quite torturous.
The intro of the song is quite meaningful as Olsen sets the stage with how she’s alone and that falling in love comes with a cost. The backdrop of the song blends and harmonizes in a disco type feeling, where you can imagine yourself dancing alone with a spinning, silver disco ball spanning a room with laser lights on blast. The beat harmonizes Olsen’s voice as it fades out with a piercing, electronic shroud with an echo and beat fadeout in typical 1970’s fashion.
DJ and producer, Mark Ronson recently brought in Lykke Li for his “Late Night Feelings” single and Miley Cyrus for “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” which are both featured on the new album set to be released on June 21 via Columbia Records. Ronson has described the album as a collection of “sad bangers,” where he couldn’t hide behind others’ characters as the way he previously produced for other artists. He explains that Late Night Feelings has “emotional resonance.”
Olsen’s Fall 2019 tour includes stops at various cities across the United States starting on October 30 in New Jersey before concluding the tour on February 11 in London, England. Her last release was her EP Phases, that came out in late 2017. Olsen has captured the attention of of a strong fan base through her narrative storytelling. She describes her song-writing process as very free form that eventually flows into the greater narrative she creates.
Olsen explains her creative process on The Great Discontent: “I don’t really visualize anything, though, until I get into playing it, and feeling out how I want it to sound. I think about how I’m going to use my voice to best suit those words or phrases, and then I’ll record different versions of it. Sometimes they’ll be slower, sometimes they’ll be in a different key.”