Angel Olsen - Aisles - LP
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EP including covers of songs originally by Billy Idol, Laura Branigan, Men Without Hats, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, and Alphaville.
"I wanted to record 80's songs that I'd overheard walking the aisles at the grocery store, and I needed to laugh and have fun and be a little less serious about the recording process in general. I thought about completely changing some of the songs and turning them inside out. I'd heard "Gloria" by Laura Branigan for the first time at a family Christmas gathering and I was amazed at all the aunts who got up to dance.
I imagined them all dancing and laughing in slow motion, and that's when I got the idea to slow the entire song down and try it out n this way. I felt that "Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats could be reinterpreted to be about this time of quarantine and the fear of being around anyone or having too much fun. It made me wonder, is it safe to laugh or dance or be free of it all for just a moment? I know it's not really in my history to do something unintentional or just for the hell of it but my connection to these songs is pretty straightforward, I just wanted to have a little fun and be a little more spontaneous, and I think I needed to remember that I could!" - Angel Olsen.