Big Time [Exclusive Clear 2xLP]
Big Time was forged in a whiplash; the rare, fertile moments when both fresh grief and fresh love occur, when mourning and limerence heighten, complicate and explain each other.
Loss has long been a subject of Olsen’s 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, Big Time proves Olsen is now writing from a more rooted place of clarity. She’s working with an elastic mastery of her voice—both sonically and artistically. These are songs not just about transformational mourning, but offinding freedom and joy in the privations as they come.
“Some experiences just make you feel as though you’re five years old, no matter how wise or adult you think you are." - Angel Olsen
While All Mirrors was full of dramatic shifts and twists, here the surprises come in their simplicity—a slow swell of strings, instrumentation that cycles like a storm, or sparkling horns in a light-flooded break-up ballad, and there’s hardly a synth in sight.
01 All The Good Times
02 Big Time
03 Dream Thing
04 Ghost On
05 All The Flowers
06 Right Now
07 This Is How It Works
08 Go Home
09 Through The Fires
10 Chasing The Sun
|Tri-gatefold w/ 20 page booklet