Angel Olsen has shared a cover of Bobby Vinton’s 1962 classic ‘Mr. Lonely’, which appears on the soundtrack for Miranda July’s upcoming film Kajillionaire. A snippet of the cover, which was recorded with the film’s composer Emile Mosseri, was originally featured on the film’s trailer, but has now been released in full. Listen to it below.
“Suddenly there she was,” Olsen said in a statement about her involvement in the film. “THE MIRANDA JULY in my text messages. She was working on songs with Emile for the upcoming film Kajillionaire, which at the time I knew nothing about. I just so happened to be in Los Angeles. So I met with them both, and we talked about cadence and we talked about life and we talked about the film.”
“Miranda directed me to sing the cover in the way she and Emile thought it would represent the feelings behind the film,” she added. “It was a lovely experience. Later, Miranda and I went outside for a little break and we did a little improv with each other. Just us.”
Both the film and its soundtrack are set for release on September 25. Olsen’s latest studio album, Whole New Mess, came out last month. The singer-songwriter also recently covered George Harrison’s ‘Beware of Darkness’.