Angel Olsen Releases ‘Big Time’ Single

Watch the Kimberly Stuckwisch-directed music video.

By Nate Todd Apr 27, 2022 1:33 pm PDT

Angel Olsen shared a new single, “Big Time.” The song will appear on the singer-songwriter’s album of the same name, due out via Jagjaguwar on June 3.

Angel Olsen is set to hit the road around Big Time this summer for The Wild Hearts Tour with Sharon Van Etten and Julien Baker. Olsen announced Big Time in late March and shared the single “All The Good Times.” The singer-songwriter now follows with the title track, whcih arrived with a music video directed by Kimberly Stuckwisch with choreography by Monika Felice Smith.

Stuckwisch detailed the visual:

For ‘Big Time,’ we set out to celebrate how humans identify and to subvert the old-fashioned gender binary and societal/internalized gender roles of the past through choreography, color, and wardrobe. To exist outside strict definitions is powerful and often not given a place in cinema. This was our chance to hold a positive reflection in the space and to shout to the world that you are more than who you are told to be.

‘Big Time’ is what happens when we do not express our true identity but find freedom when we step out of the shadows into our most authentic selves. In the first rotation, the lighting is drab, the clothes are monochromatic, the dance is monotonous . . . gender-conforming roles present. However, with each rotation, something magical happens, both our cast and Angel begin to come alive, to feel free. We see the clothes brighten, the dance heightens, and the bar that was once devoid of emotion can barely contain the joy bursting out of each individual.

I am proud to say that over 80% of our cast and 50% of our crew identified as nonbinary and non-gender conforming.

Watch the video for “Big Time” below:

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