January 16th, 2014 1:17pm

Are You Lonely Too?

Angel Olsen “Hi-Five”

Loneliness is that corrodes your life very slowly, gradually dissolving your hope for connection until it’s entirely gone and you forget it was ever there. “Hi-Five” is about life after the hope is gone, and all you’ve got left is this void you’ve given up on ever filling. It’s a sad, bitter song, and the joke is that at the end she recognizes the same loneliness in someone else and sarcastically offers a high five while feeling like she’s stuck with them, as if life was just one long draft and you just get stuck with other unwanted people in the end.

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