Angel Olsen has announced her next album: Big Time is out June 3 via Jagjaguwar. Today, Olsen has shared a video for the album’s opener and lead single ‘All the Good Times’. The clip, starring Olsen and her partner, was directed by Kimberly Stuckwisch, who also helmed last year’s ‘Like I Used To’ video. “Angel’s story is a gift,” Stuckwisch said in a statement. “It allowed me to visually explore the universal themes of love, loss, and most importantly what holds us back from realising our true selves.” Check it out below, and scroll down for the album artwork and tracklist.
According to a press release, Big Time was written while Olsen was coming to terms with her queerness and having her first experience of queer love, which was accompanied by a profound sense of loss. Of the time she came out to her parents, she writes: “Some experiences just make you feel as though you’re five years old, no matter how wise or adult you think you are. Finally, at the ripe age of 34, I was free to be me.” Three days later, however, her father died, and it was at his funeral that Olsen would introduce her partner to her family. Two weeks later, Olsen’s mother passed away. Less than a month after her mother’s funeral, Olsen got in the studio to make her new album.
Following 2019’s All Mirrors, Big Time was recorded and mixed with co-producer Jonathan Wilson at his Fivestar Studios in Topanga, California. The album features piano, organ, and string arrangements by Drew Erickson, while Olsen’s longtime bandmate Emily Elhaj played bass on the record.
In addition to the album news, Olsen has announced a run of European dates kicking off in late September. Find those dates below. In the summer, Olsen is set to embark on the Wild Hearts tour of the US with Sharon Van Etten, Julien Baker, and Spencer.
Last year, Angel Olsen shared a covers EP titled Aisles.
Big Time Cover Artwork:
Big Time Tracklist:
1. All The Good Times
2. Big Time
3. Dream Thing
4. Ghost On
5. All The Flowers
6. Right Now
7. This Is How It Works
8. Go Home
9. Through The Fires
10. Chasing The Sun
Angel Olsen EU 2022 Tour Dates:
Sep 26 – Lisbon, PT – Capitólio
Sep 27 – Lisbon, PT – Capitólio
Sep 29 – Madrid, ES – La Riviera
Sep 30 – Barcelona, ES – Sala Apolo
Oct 1 – Lyon, FR – L’ Epicerie Moderne
Oct 2 – Zurich, CH – Kaufleuten
Oct 4 – Munich, DE – Freiheitshalle
Oct 5 – Vienna, AT – WUK
Oct 6 – Warsaw, PL – Palladium
Oct 7 – Berlin, DE – Huxleys
Oct 9 – Stockholm, SE – Berns
Oct 10 – Oslo, NO – Rockefeller
Oct 11 – Copenhagen, DK – VEGA
Oct 13 – Cologne, DE – Gloria
Oct 14 – Paris, FR – Bataclan
Oct 15 – Leuven, BE – Het Depot
Oct 16 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
Oct 18 – London – O2 Academy Brixton
Oct 19 – Bath – The Forum
Oct 20 – Edinburgh – Usher Hall
Oct 21 – Manchester – Albert Hall
Oct 24 – Dublin – Vicar Street