Angel Olsen Announces New Album, Shares “All the Good Times”: Stream

Angel Olsen has readied a new album called Big time. The full project is out June 3rd via Jagjaguwar, but first single “All the Good Times” is available to stream now.

The harrowing origin story of Big Time certainly warrants the album’s name. The LP was written around the time Olsen came out to her parents as queer, something she had been avoiding for a long time. “Some experiences just make you feel as though you’re five years old, no matter how wise or adult you think you are,” Olsen said. And while the news ultimately went over well — “Finally, at the ripe age of 34, I was free to be me,” the artist remembers — Olsen’s relief was quickly marred by unspeakable pain. Three days after coming out, Olsen’s father died; just weeks after that, her mother’s death followed. Three weeks after her mother’s funeral, Olsen entered Fivestar Studios with producer Jonathan Wilson and recorded Big time.

Understandably, Big Time deals heavily in love and heartbreak. First single “All the Good Times” follows Olsen through the rise and fall of her first queer relationship, and it does so not with dramatic synths, but droning country organ. “I can’t say that I’m sorry when I don’t feel so wrong anymore,” Olsen sings, finally at peace. Her voice boasts the type of hard-fought calm that only comes after a battle with the devil. The song’s music video, directed by Kimberly Stuckwisch, time jumps between shots of Olsen and her partner happily in love and the artist hitting the road solo, filling a pickup truck with gas straight from an old can. Check it out below.

Pre-orders for Big Time are available here. If the record seems a little pricey, it’s for a good cause: Jagjaguwar has teamed up with Terra Lumina Consulting to offset the carbon emissions of producing CDs and LPs. The company calculated the carbon emissions of “cradle-to-grave” use of the album, including the mining of materials, pressing and shipping the product, the electricity consumed by stereos playing the album, and end of life disposal. Carbon offsets will be purchased through Native, supporting the Medford Spring Grassland project.

This summer, Angel Olsen will hit the road with Sharon Van Etten and Julien Baker for “The Wild Hearts Tour,” which is on sale now. After that, Olsen will embark on a headlining European tour. Tickets to those dates, listed below, go on sale Friday via Ticketmaster.

Big Time Album Artwork:

Big Time Tracklist:
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

Angel Olsen 2022 Tour Dates:
07/21 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap Center For the Performing Arts *
07/22 – Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit *
07/23 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
07/25 – Austin, TX @ Moody Amphitheater *
07/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater *
07/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater *
07/30 – Berkeley, Ca @ Greek Theater *
08/02 – Troutdale, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater *
03/08 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheater *
05/08 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Botanical Garden *
06/08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA *
07/08 – Denver, CO @ Sculpture Park *
08/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Surly Brewing Festival Field *
08/10 – Chicago, IL @ TBA *
08/11 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe *
08/12 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall *
08/13 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall *
08/15 – Shelburne, VT @ The Green at Shelburne Museum *
08/16 – LaFayette, NY @ Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards *
08/18 – Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion *
08/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at The Mann *
08/21 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage *
09/26 — Lisbon, PT @ Capitólio
09/27 — Lisbon, PT @ Capitólio
09/29 — Madrid, ES @ La Riviera
09/30 — Barcelona, ​​ES @ Sala Apolo
01/10 — Lyon, FR @ L’ Epicerie Moderne
10/02 — Zurich, CH @ Kaufleuten
04/10 — Munich, DE @ Freiheitshalle
05/10 — Vienna, AT @ WUK
06/10 — Warsaw, PL @ Palladium
07/10 — Berlin, DE @ Huxleys
09/10 — Stockholm, SE @ Berns
10/10 — Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller
10/11 — Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA
10/13 — Cologne, DE @ Gloria
10/14 — Paris, FR @ Bataclan
10/15 — Leuven, BE @ Het Depot
10/16 — Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
10/18 — London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
10/19 — Bath, UK @ The Forum
10/20 — Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
10/21 — Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
10/24 — Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street

* = The Wild Hearts Tour co-headline with Sharon Van Etten, Julien Baker, with special guest Spencer

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