Angel Olsen and director Kimberly Stuckwisch announce a new film, also titled Big Time, presented by Amazon Music. The 28-minute film premieres June 2nd at 6:30pm PST/9:30pm EST on the Amazon Music channel on Twitch and via the Amazon Music App. The Big Time Twitch Watch Party will also feature a Q+A with both Olsen and Kimberly, followed by a concert airing from the premiere party at Brain Dead Studios in Los Angeles. Additional screenings will take place in Los Angeles and London (all details are below). All screenings will be followed by a solo performance from Olsen.
The trailer features clips of two new songs from Olsen’s Big Time: “Chasing The Sun” and “Through The Fires.”
“At the time of my mothers passing I kept having these super visual dreams about time travel. Later on I decided I’d name the record Big Time, not only because of the song but also as a kind of wink to time expansion and change. When I approached Kimberly Stuckwisch about making these videos, I thought it would be cool to include the storyline of one of the dreams I’d had, and really use it as a way to tell the story of the songs. She added dialogue and events, some that are based in reality and others that haven’t happened, to create a story arc around my dream, to give it a thicker plot, using the music videos within and creating a larger film. I’ve always had a vivid imagination and it was really special to make these subconscious moments real, but it was also a really emotional and raw process and felt almost at times like a spiritual clearing, that by putting myself in the story and moving pieces of it around, I also personally had to re-examine my losses and find a new way to process the events that actually took place in my life. Though most of it is scripted, it is probably the most intimate work I have ever made and shared with the public . . . and it serves as an homage to my mother. I only wish my mom was here to listen to the record, because something tells me that she would have really liked this one.” – Angel Olsen “Big Time is the story of light versus shadow told through a non-linear surrealist dreamspace that poses one central dilemma. ‘What lengths must one go through to let go of the past in order to step out of the darkness and accept one’s true self?’
“It’s a story that targets deep rooted complexities such as how our unconscious deals with repressed sexual identity, the hardships of letting go of our past selves in order to step into self actualization, and the guilt we hold when dealing with loss. For one reason or another, we all have parts of ourselves that we struggle to forgive as well as a part of ourselves we are afraid of exploring or that we think society won’t like—so we push those parts down into our unconscious psyches, into the shadows. This is the story of drowning in those fears before releasing your light.” – Kimberly Stuckwisch
Big Time Screenings & Solo Performances
Tue. May 17 – London, UK @ Everyman Screen On The Green – On Sale Now
Wed. June 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ GRAMMY Museum ® – On Sale May 12 @ 10:30am PDT
Thu. June 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Brain Dead Studios – On Sale May 10 @ 11:00am PDT
“Big Time” the title track from the new album is out now. The video was directed by Kimberly Stuckwisch.
Directed By: Kimberly Stuckwisch Produced By: Ian Blair & Briana Goldberg Label: Jagjaguwar Cinematography By: Justin Hamilton Production Design By: Abel Ryan Choreography By: Monika Felice Smith Co-Choreographer: Hayden Frederick Edited By: Ellis Bahl Costume Design By: Silken Weinberg & Maya Marin Visual Effects By: Johnny ChewSound Mix By: Ben Tomastik Color By: Kaitlyn Battistelli
Art Direction By: Norrie Palmer 1st AD: Alec Schiff Steadicam: Jose Espinoza1st AC: Tyler Osika Gaffer: Joel Gill BB Electric: Edwin Wong Key Grip: Remy Dixon BB Grip: Marlo Madlangbayan Hair & Makeup Artist: Leticia Llesmin Sound Mixer: Matt Burgette Assistant Editor: Johnny Chew Post Production Services By: Good Boy Wally Title Design By: Miles Johnson Production Coordinator: Evan Donoho Production Assistants: Chad Carr, Clayton Berg, Matthew Fischer : Matthew FischerAn Invisible Inc Production
Starring: Angel Olsen
Mary Grace McNally
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General On Sale Starts Friday April 1 at 10:00am GMT
The new album from Angel Olsen – Big Time – is out June 3 2022.
Produced by Jonathan Wilson and Angel Olsen
Instead of the usual pre-order fare, every CD and LP copy of Big Time ordered directly from the artist or label store will include an additional charge to offset the carbon emissions of each piece. Jagjaguwar, in partnership with Terra Lumina Consulting, calculated emissions and costs to achieve a carbon negative product for “cradle-to-grave” use of each physical piece: from the mining of materials, to pressing and shipping, to the electricity consumed by your stereo at home, to end of life disposal. Carbon offsets will be purchased through Native, supporting the Medford Spring Grassland Project.
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
|Join Angel, Sharon, and Julien as they head across the country with their bands for three very special individual sets of music on The Wild Hearts Tour. Special guest Spencer. will be opening the evening. These summer time shows will be full nights of music and a true experience from beginning to end. Nearly all of the shows are outdoors with the exceptions of the legendary Massey Hall (Toronto) and Ryman Auditorium (Nashville). |
The Wild Hearts Tour has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to support people rebuilding their lives after incarceration.
Tickets are on sale Friday January 14 at 10am local. For Access to Fan Pre Sale visit: www.thewildheartstour.com
Aisles is an EP of 80’s covers from Angel, being released on her new Jagjaguwar imprint – somethingscosmic – on August 20 (digital) and September 24 (physical). Her covers of Laura Branigan’s “Gloria” and Men Without Hats “Safety Dance” are out now.
I’ve met with Sharon here and there throughout the years and have always felt too shy to ask her what she’s been up to or working on but in 2020 she approached me to work on a song together. Summer went by and we kept talking, going back and forth on a verse or two- it was the first time I really wrote something with someone like this. The song reminded me immediately of getting back to where I started, before music was expected of me, or much was expected of me, a time that remains pure and real in my heart and important for me to remember and check in with as I go forward in this life.
Originally conceived as a double album, All Mirrors and Whole New Mess were distinct parts of a larger whole, twin stars that each expressed something bigger and bolder than Angel Olsen had ever made. Released in 2019, All Mirrors is massive in scope and sound, tracing Olsen’s ascent into the unknown, to a place of true self-acceptance, no matter how dark, or difficult, or seemingly lonely. All Mirrors is colossal, moving, dramatic in an Old Hollywood manner. Recorded before All Mirrors but released after, Whole New Mess is the bones and beginnings of the songs that would rewrite Olsen’s story. This is Angel Olsen in her classic style: stark solo performances, echoes and open spaces, her voice both whispered and enormous. All Mirrors and Whole New Mess presented the two glorious extremes of an artist who, in these songs, became new by embracing herself entirely.
Now, with Song of the Lark and Other Far Memories, these twin stars become a constellation with the full extent of the songs’ iterations: all the alternate takes, b-sides, remixes and reimaginings are here, together. Alongside, a 40-page book collection tells a similar story, not just through outtakes and unseen photos but through the smaller, evocative details: handwritten lyrics, a favorite necklace, a beaded chandelier. As if it could be more plainly stated (there’s nothing more), Angel adds one cover here: a loving, assertive rendition of Roxy Music’s “More Than This.”
In first speaking about these songs, Olsen said, “It feels like part of my writing has come back from the past, and another part of it was waiting to exist.” What better way to articulate timelessness. If Whole New Mess holds the truths of Olsen’s enduring self, and All Mirrors documents her ascent toward a new future, Song of the Lark and Other Far Memories exists out of time, capturing the whole artist beyond this one sound, or that one recording, or any one idea. It is a definitive collection, not just of these songs but of their revelations and their writer, from their simplest origins to their mightiest realizations.
Out May 7. Limited to 3000 Physical Copies.
Far Memory Bonus LP Tracklist:
All Mirrors Tracklist:
Whole New Mess Tracklist
New single out now. All net proceeds going to Elevate Oakland.