Angel Olsen Guests on ‘True Blue’ from Mark Ronson (Listen Up)
Angel Olsen and Mark Ronson have collaborated on “True Blue,” from Ronson’s album, Late Night Feelings, out today to stream through Spotify. 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.”
– Angel Olsen