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Big Time

by Angel Olsen

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Dream Thing 03:53
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Ghost On 04:20
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Right Now 05:07
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Go Home 05:25
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about

Fresh grief, like fresh love, has a way of sharpening our vision and bringing on painful clarifications. No matter how temporary we know these states to be, the vulnerability and transformation they demand can overpower the strongest among us. Then there are the rare, fertile moments when both occur, when mourning and limerence heighten, complicate and explain each other; the songs that comprise Angel Olsen’s Big Time were forged in such a whiplash.

Big Time is an album about the expansive power of new love, but this brightness and optimism is tempered by a profound and layered sense of loss. During Olsen’s process of coming to terms with her queerness and confronting the traumas that had been keeping her from fully accepting herself, she felt it was time to come out to her parents, a hurdle she’d been avoiding for some time. “Finally, at the ripe age of 34, I was free to be me,” she said. Three days later, her father died and shortly after her mother passed away. The shards of this grief—the shortening of her chance to finally be seen more fully by her parents—are scattered throughout the album.

Three weeks after her mother’s funeral she was on a plane to Los Angeles to spend a month in Topanga Canyon, recording this incredibly wise and tender new album. Loss has long been a subject of Olsen’s elegiac songs, but few can write elegies with quite the reckless energy as she. If that bursting-at-the-seams, running downhill energy has come to seem intractable to her work, this album proves Olsen is now writing from a more rooted place of clarity. She’s working with an elastic, expansive mastery of her voice—both sonically and artistically. These are songs not just about transformational mourning, but of finding freedom and joy in the privations as they come.

credits

released June 3, 2022

Produced by Jonathan Wilson and Angel Olsen
Recorded at Fivestarstudios, LA, California
Mixed by Jonathan Wilson at Fivestarstudios
Engineered by Grant Milliken and Mirza Sherrif
Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering
Photos by Angela Ricciardi
Styling by Silken Weinberg
Layout by Miles Johnson
All songs written by Angel Olsen (Horus Elder (BMI) administered by Ribbon Music / Wixen Music Publishing, Inc (BMI))
Except “Big Time” written by Angel Olsen and Beau Thibodeaux (Gone Pecan Publishing (BMI))
All string arrangements by Drew Erickson
Strings conducted by Drew Erickson
Strings and Horns Engineered by Michael Harris
Strings and Horn Assistant Engineer Franky Fox

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Angel Olsen Asheville, North Carolina

Olsen’s flight is both upward and inward. On her vulnerable, Big Mood new album, All Mirrors, we can see her taking an introspective deep dive towards internal destinations and revelations. In the process of making this album, she found a new sound and voice, a blast of fury mixed with hard won self-acceptance. ... more

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