Angel Olsen’s Big Time

“Why am I so unafraid right now?”

WORDS BY MICHAEL ZARATHUS-COOK & REBECCA LASHMAR

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ASHEVILLE — MUSIC — Issue 10

Big Time, the sixth studio album by singer-songwriter Angel Olsen, was released in June 2022 to much anticipation and even more acclaim. Released by Jagjaguwar (Bon Iver, Sharon Van Etten), the fiercely independent album is underscored by a creative concept that marks a new phase in the artist’s self-ballasted evolution. Big Time is at once ethereal and terrestrial. The ethereality that popularized Olsen’s unique sound is here ensconced in a lyrical realism set in the soil of the artist’s recent upheavals. At the age of 34, Olsen came out to her parents, the joy and courage of which was pruned by the devastating loss of her father three days later. Two weeks later, she got...

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Angel Olsen by Angela Ricciardi

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