Angel Olsen has announced a new EP, Forever Means, which will be out digitally on April 14 via Jagjaguwar. It collects tracks from the sessions for her 2022 album Big Time, and today, she’s previewing it with the single ‘Nothing’s Free’. It’s “about that point when self-denial breaks, and you notice how long you’ve been restraining who you are,” according to Olsen. Give it a listen below.
“It felt really difficult to exclude it from Big Time, but it felt more soulful than the direction of that record, it was coming from a different place,” Olsen said of ‘Nothing’s Free’ in a statement. “For me, when I wrote it, I was coming to terms with my identity and sexuality. I was opening up in a new way.”
Speaking about the title of the EP, Olsen commented: “I was somewhere traveling, stopped for a few days and wandering the city, and I was thinking ‘what does forever really mean? What are the things I’m seeking in friendship or love, and how can forever be attainable if we’re always changing?’” She added, “Maybe the secret to ongoing love is to embrace change as part of love itself.”
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