The vintage rock sound that Angel Olsen seems to be pursuing on her new album Burn Your Fire for No Witness out in two weeks on Jagjaguwar is spilling over into her latest video for the Hank Williams-referencing ‘Hi-Five’ by Zia Anger where the clip clearly references filmic old cinematagraphy but specifically choreographed studio performances from female pop stars.
“They were always so wild and psychedelic and humorous from afar. The more you watch them, the more wooden and awkward the performances become. There is a certain loneliness captured. The song ‘Hi-Five’ seems to contain the same sort of duality.”
– Zia Anger
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