Angel Olsen’s new record, Big Time, is an album about the expansive power of new love, written during the time Olsen was coming out as queer, and having her first experience of queer love and heartbreak. But this brightness and optimism is tempered by a profound and layered sense of loss; both of Olsen’s parents passed within weeks of each other, just after Olsen came out to them. Three weeks after her mother’s funeral she was in the studio, recording this incredibly wise and tender new album, Big Time.
To present the music visually, and to bring the narrative of what she had been experiencing both while writing and recording the record into the picture, Olsen and director Kimberly Stuckwisch collaborated on the Big Time film – the 28 minute offering is now widely available.
For a deep dive into the story of Olsen and Big Time, read Amanda Petrusich’s profile for the New Yorker.
Release: June 3rd, 2022, Jagjaguwar/Inertia