Angel Olsen - Big Time

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All Mirrors is the sixth studio album by American indie rock singer songwriter Angel Olsen, released in June 2022 via Jagjaguwar Records.

Angel Olsen is an American folk and indie rock singer and guitarist who has recorded and toured as a backing singer with Bonnie "Prince" Billy and the Cairo Gang, before embarking on her own career. Angel Olsen began singing as a young girl in St. Louis. Her self-released debut EP, Strange Cacti, belied both that early period of discovery and her Midwestern roots. Olsen then went further on Half Way Home (2012), her first full-length album, which mined essential themes while showcasing a more developed voice. Olsen dared to be more personal.

Fresh grief, like fresh love, has a way of sharpening our vision and bringing on painful clarifications. No matter how temporary we know these states to be, the vulnerability and transformation they demand can overpower the strongest among us. Then there are the rare, fertile moments when both occur, when mourning and limerence heighten, complicate and explain each other; the songs that comprise Angel Olsen’s ‘Big Time’ were forged in such a whiplash.

‘Big Time’ is an album about the expansive power of new love, but this brightness and optimism is tempered by a profound and layered sense of loss. During Olsen’s process of coming to terms with her queerness and confronting the traumas that had been keeping her from fully accepting herself, she felt it was time to come out to her parents, a hurdle she’d been avoiding for some time. “Finally, at the ripe age of 34, I was free to be me,” she said. Three days later, her father died and, shortly after, her mother passed away. The shards of this grief - the shortening of her chance to finally be seen more fully by her parents - are scattered throughout the album.

Three weeks after her mother’s funeral she was in the studio, recording this incredibly wise and tender new album. Loss has long been a subject of Olsen’s elegiac songs, but few can write elegies with quite the reckless energy as she. If that bursting-at-the-seams, running downhill energy has come to seem intractable to her work, this album proves Olsen is now writing from a more rooted place of clarity. She’s working with an elastic, expansive mastery of her voice - both sonically and artistically. These are songs not just about transformational mourning, but of finding freedom and joy in the privations as they come.

This double album 2LP record set is a limited edition on opaque pink coloured vinyl at 45 RPM, housed in a gatefold sleeve with a printed insert and download code, pressed in the US via Jagjaguwar Records.

(14674)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

All The Good Times

4:31

A2

Big Time

4:07

B1

Dream Thing

3:53

B2

Ghost On

4:20

B3

All The Flowers

3:37

C1

Right Now

5:07

C2

This Is How It Works

6:24

D1

Go Home

5:25

D2

Through The Fires

4:31

D3

Chasing The Sun

4:43

SKU 14674
Record Label Jagjaguwar Records
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number JAG424
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 03 June 2022
Original Release Date (Year) 03 June 2022
Barcode # 656605242439
Shipping Weight 0.5600kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, Opaque Pink Coloured Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Printed Insert, Download Code
Vinyl Colour Pink
Genre Folk
Format VINYL LP

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