Angel Olsen Announces Forever Means

Angel Olsen Announces Forever Means EP. Ahead of the albums arrival, the singer/songwriter has shared a video for "Nothings' Free"
Angel Olsen Announces Forever Means EP. Ahead of the albums arrival, the singer/songwriter has shared a video for "Nothings' Free"

Angel Olsen has announced Forever Means, her new EP, will drop on April 14th via Jagjaguwar, today, she has shared lead single/lyric video, “Nothing’s Free.” Forever Means collects songs from the Big Time sessions that hold a common theme: within the wisdom borne from the twin stars of grief and love comes the realization that there is no finish line, no destination or static end point to life while you’re living it. Olsen says, “Forever is to remain curious, never letting yourself think you’re finished learning or exploring, while trying also to be kind and honest.”

Having recently wrapped a run of North American tour dates, Olsen is currently touring Australia,

EP opener/lead single “Nothing’s Free” is a song that is, according to Olsen, “about that point when self-denial breaks, and you notice how long you’ve been restraining who you are.” On “Nothing’s Free,” Olsen exudes comfort with the costs of her clarity, her heart and voice fixed on the present, the future, the not-yet-known and the beautifully unknowable. “It felt really difficult to exclude it from Big Time,” she admits, “but it felt more soulful than the direction of that record, it was coming from a different place. For me, when I wrote it, I was coming to terms with my identity and sexuality. I was opening up in a new way.”

An extension of the Big Time chapter, Forever Means holds space for “Nothing’s Free” and its three companions. These four precious songs are, in Olsen’s words, “in search of something else.” Co-produced and mixed by Jonathan Wilson, these are songs from Olsen’s roads traveled and the one’s ahead. “I was somewhere traveling,” says Olsen, “stopped for a few days and wandering the city, and I was thinking ‘what does forever really mean? What are the things I’m seeking in friendship or love, and how can forever be attainable if we’re always changing?’” Sitting with the reality of that entropy, Olsen realized “maybe the secret to ongoing love is to embrace change as part of love itself.”

Angel Olsen 2023 Tour Dates

Fri. Mar. 10 – Brunswick, AU @ Brunswick Ballroom
Sat. Mar. 11 – Meredith, AU @ Golden Plains Festival
Mon. Mar. 13 – Adelaide, AU @ Womadelaide
Sun. Apr. 16 – North Charleston, SC @ High Water Festival
Wed. May 3 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
Thu. May 4 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
Fri. July 7 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
Sat. July 8 – Lisbon, PT @ Nos Alive Festival
Sat. Aug. 5 – Saint Charles, IA @ Hinterland Music Festival
Thu. Aug. 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Fri. Aug. 25 – London, UK @ All Points East Festival
Sun. Aug. 27 – Paris, FR @ Rock En Seine
Thu. Aug. 31 – Sun. Sep. 3 – Salisbury, UK @ End Of The Road Festival

* w/ Jason Isbell

Pre-order Forever Means by Angel Olsen HERE


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