Ahead of the release of her new album ‘Big Time’ on 3rd June via Jagjaguwar, Angel Olsen is sharing the title track.
Accompanied by a video directed once again by Kimberly Stuckwisch with choreography by Monika Felice Smith, Kimberly says, “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.
See Angel Olsen live at the following dates:
26 - Lisbon, PT @ Capitólio
27 - Lisbon, PT @ Capitólio
29 - Madrid, ES @ La Riviera
30 - Barcelona, ES @ Sala Apolo
01 - Lyon, FR @ L' Epicerie Moderne
02 - Zurich, CH @ Kaufleuten
04 - Munich, DE @ Freiheitshalle
05 - Vienna, AT @ WUK
06 - Warsaw, PL @ Palladium
07 - Berlin, DE @ Huxleys
09 - Stockholm, SE @ Berns
10 - Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller
11 - Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA
13 - Cologne, DE @ Gloria
14 - Paris, FR @ Bataclan
15 - Leuven, BE @ Het Depot
16 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
18 - London @ O2 Academy Brixton
19 - Bath @ The Forum
20 - Edinburgh @ Usher Hall
21 - Manchester @ Albert Hall
24 - Dublin @ Vicar Street
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