Angel Olsen has released another music video and single entitled “Lark,” which will be featured on her forthcoming album, All Mirrors, due October 4th via Jagjaguwar. The video was filmed in North Carolina’s Asheville and Outer Banks with director Ashley Connor, who directed the music video for the album’s title track.
The track is backed by a lush instrumental with strings, backing synths and guitar, which reinforce Olsen’s expressive lyrics, emotions and over all catharsis on then track. Jherek Bischoff conducted an 11-piece string section for the track, Joshua Jaeger, played the drum and Ben Babbitt performed on guitar, bass and synth drones. This music video is as lush as the instrumentation, showing huge scenic shots of Asheville and Outer Banks, with high production values, that give it a fantasy-like appearance.
“‘Lark’ is a song that took many years to finish. The disjointed feelings and verses of this song began to make sense as a way for me to exercise a kind of journey through grieving, a kind of personal struggle,” Olsen stated in a press release. “The message of the song developed at first from an argument I once had with someone about trust and support. Later, I pulled from recurring themes in my life as a musician and as a human that dreams for a living. It’s easy to promise the world to those we love, but what about when our dreams change and values split?”
“‘Lark’ is the cathartic release we all ask for but so rarely get, an anthem to scream on the tops of hills or in the back of a truck or just in the privacy of our own home. We cried on beaches, we broke bones, got wet, rolled in the grass, danced around a fire with friends and gave each other a lot of hugs – an apt exploration of every broken heart we’ve ever had.”
Photo Credit: Owen Ela