Angel Olsen has shared the title track from her forthcoming album Big Time. Following lead single ‘All the Good Times’, the song arrives with an accompanying video once again directed by Kimberly Stuckwisch with choreography from Monika Felice Smith. Watch and listen below.
Elaborating on the idea behind video, Stuckwisch said in a press release:
For ‘Big Time,’ we set out to celebrate how humans identify and to subvert the oldfashioned gender binary and societal/internalized gender roles of the past through
choreography, color, and wardrobe. To exist outside strict definitions is powerful and
often not given a place in cinema. This was our chance to hold a positive reflection in
the space and to shout to the world that you are more than who you are told to be.
‘Big Time’ is what happens when we do not express our true identity but find freedom
when we step out of the shadows into our most authentic selves. In the first rotation,
the lighting is drab, the clothes are monochromatic, the dance is monotonous… gender-conforming roles present. However, with each rotation, something magical
happens, both our cast and Angel begin to come alive, to feel free. We see the
clothes brighten, the dance heightens, and the bar that was once devoid of emotion
can barely contain the joy bursting out of each individual.
I am proud to say that over 80% of our cast and 50% of our crew identified as
nonbinary and non-gender conforming.
Big Time is set for release on June 3 via Jagjaguwar.