Watch Angel Olsen's Intimate New "Pops" Music Video

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Angel Olsen’s music video for “Pops” is one part Erik Satie and two parts “Hello” by Adele. The video, co-directed by Jethro Waters, finds Olsen exploring Asheville, N.C. The song, the final track from Olsen’s 2016 album My Woman—one of Paste’s favorite albums of last year—evokes that post-breakup heartache that singer-songwriters can never seem to get over. Olsen, roaming an old house and driving through the Blue Ridge Mountains in a muted sepia, first implores her ex, “Don’t leave me,” only to close the song resolved that, “I’ll be the thing that lives in the dream when it’s gone.”

The song finds the perfect balance of melancholy and nostalgia in its stripped-down piano accompaniment. Olsen is in her prime in this song, letting her melody add dimensions to a simple text setting. Watch the video above, read our recent interview of Olsen here and check out her upcoming tour dates below.

Angel Olsen Tour Dates:

February
02 – Athens, Ga. @ Georgia Theatre with Chris Cohen
03 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Saturn with Chris Cohen – SOLD OUT
04 – New Orleans, La. @ The Republic with Chris Cohen
06 – Austin, Texas @ The Mohawk with Chris Cohen – SOLD OUT
07 – Austin, Texas @ The Mohawk with Chris Cohen – SOLD OUT
08 – Dallas, Texas @ Trees with Chris Cohen – SOLD OUT
09 – Denver, Colo. @ Gothic Theatre with Chris Cohen
10 – Denver, Colo. @ The Bluebird Theater with Chris Cohen – SOLD OUT
11 – Santa Fe, N.M. @ Meow Wolf with Chris Cohen – SOLD OUT
12 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Crescent Ballroom with Chris Cohen – SOLD OUT
14 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern with Chris Cohen – SOLD OUT
15 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore with Chris Cohen – SOLD OUT
16 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore with Chris Cohen – SOLD OUT
17 – Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom with Chris Cohen – SOLD OUT
18 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre with Chris Cohen – SOLD OUT

May
17 – Brussels, Belgium @ Le Nuits Botanique @ Chapiteau
18 – Nottingham, U.K. @ The Rescue Rooms with Tim Darcy
19 – Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street with Tim Darcy
20 – Cork, Ireland @ Cork Opera House with Tim Darcy
21 – Belfast, U.K. @ Empire Music Hall with Tim Darcy
23 – Leeds, U.K. @ Stylus with Tim Darcy
24 – London, U.K. @ Roundhouse with Tim Darcy
25 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVredenburg with Tim Darcy
26 – Berlin, Germany @ Heimathafen Neukölln with Tim Darcy
27 – Neustrelitz, Germany @ Immergut Festival
29 – Prague, Czech Republic @ MeetFActory
30 – Vienna, Australia @ WUK
31 – Bologna, Italy @ Covo Summer Club

June
01 – Milano, Italy @ La Salumeria della Musica
03 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound Festival
05 – Lyon, France @ L’Epicerie Moderne
06 – Paris, France @ Le Trianon
07 – Bordeaux, France @ Rock School Barbey
09 – Porto, Portugal @ NOS Primavera Sound Festival
23-25 – Bialystock, Poland @ Halfway Festival
24-30 – Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival

July
01 – Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
30 – New York, N.Y. @ Panorama Festival

August
08-12 – Oslo, Norway @ Øyafestivalen
10 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Way Out West Festival
11-13 – Helsinki, Finland @ Flow Festival

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