Angel Olsen covers Something On Your Mind, while Karen Daltons version is found on the flip. The latest release in Light in the Attics 7" Covers Series. Artwork by Los Angeles-based fine artist Robbie Simon.
Angel Olsens gorgeous cover of Karen Daltons moving interpretation of Something On Your Mind, is a song that enduringly underscores the unspoken thoughts, painful truths and buried emotions between people and within oneself. Thematically, the song is universal and resonates as much with listeners today emerging from a post-pandemic world as it did for Karen Dalton when she first recorded it in 1971 for her second and final studio album, In My Own Time. Something On Your Mind for me is about letting yourself face something that keeps setting you back, says Angel Olsen, who has come to the forefront of Karen Dalton appreciators around the world, both in her contribution of this new interpretation and as the voice of Daltons personal journals in the recent documentary, Karen Dalton: In My Own Time. As part of the latest installment of Light in the Attics long-running cover series, Angels cover is found on the a-side, while the flip includes Karens 1971 version.