Angel Olsen Collaborates with Mark Ronson on “True Blue”

Angel Olsen and Mark Ronson have collaborated on “True Blue,” a standout number from Ronson’s album, Late Night Feelings, out Friday. Over a punchy beat and rumbling bass line, Olsen’s striking vocals carry the song as she describes a bittersweet ending to an intense relationship: “fucking around // havin’ fallen in love // saying goodbye // cause you’re giving it up // all that you were // all that you lost // whoever thought it came with a cost?” before eventually blending into swirling reverb and synth.

I wasn’t sure what it would be like to work with Mark, considering we are both from different production worlds..but it was such a fun, organic experience for me. Seriously,” says Olsen. “He gave me full reign to try things out – I even play a little guitar on the track (not that I’m a virtuoso player or anything). At the time I’d been listening to a lot of dark disco, specifically Nico’s dance version of Heroes. I wanted to make something dark like that, but also something people could skate to. A true roller rink song. Hearing the final track back was so rewarding for me. I can’t say it enough. I hope to play it live! I’m excited to hear the record in its entirety.

As previously announced, Olsen will tour North America this fall. She will present a brand new live show, playing New York’s Brooklyn SteelLos Angeles’ Palace TheatreDenver’s Gothic Theatre, and more. Special guest Vagabon will support. Additionally, Olsen will be playing her biggest headline show to date in London at Eventim Apollo in February 2020. All dates are below.

Listen to Mark Ronson’s “True Blue Feat. Angel Olsen” —

Angel Olsen Tour Dates:

Wed. Oct. 30 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes *

Thu. Oct. 31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall *

Fri. Nov. 1 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre *

Mon. Nov. 4 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse *

Tue. Nov. 5 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre *

Thu. Nov. 7 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s (Levitation) *

Fri. Nov. 8 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater *

Sat. Nov. 9 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion *

Sun. Nov. 10 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada *

Tue. Nov. 12 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *

Wed. Nov. 13 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee *

Thu. Nov. 14 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre *

Fri. Nov. 15 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre *

Sat. Nov. 16 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre *

Mon. Nov. 18 – Montreal, QC @ mTelus *

Tue. Nov. 19 – Boston, MA @ Royale *

Fri. Nov. 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel *

Sat. Nov. 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

Mon. Dec. 2 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren *

Tue. Dec. 3 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park *

Thu. Dec. 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palace Theater *

Fri. Dec. 6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palace Theater

Sat. Dec. 7 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *

Mon. Dec. 9 – Portland, OR @ Roseland *

Tue. Dec. 10 – Vancouver, BC @ The Orpheum Theatre *

Wed. Dec. 11 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre *

Fri. Dec. 13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot *

Sat. Dec. 14 – Denver, CO @ The Gothic Theatre *

Sun. Dec. 15 – Denver, CO @ The Gothic Theatre *

Tue. Feb. 11 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo

* = w/ Vagabon

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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