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Angel Olsen, Kimberly Stuckwisch share trailer for ‘Big Time’ film

Angel Olsen and Kimberly Stuckwisch have announced an accompanying film to Olsen’s forthcoming album, Big Time.

Presented by Amazon Music, the 28-minute film will premiere the day before the album release, June 2nd, at 9:30 p.m. Shortly after finishing Big Time, Olsen quickly began dreaming up how she’s present the music visually. She reached out to Stuckwisch, who worked on the video for “Like I Used To,” and they worked on the script together. Then, in late January, they shot the movie over seven days with writing and editing collaborator Ellis Bahl.

“At the time of my mothers passing I kept having these super visual dreams about time travel,” Olsen says. “Later on I decided I’d name the record Big Time, not only because of the song but also as a kind of wink to time expansion and change. When I approached Kimberly Stuckwisch about making these videos, I thought it would be cool to include the storyline of one of the dreams I’d had, and really use it as a way to tell the story of the songs. She added dialogue and events, some that are based in reality and others that haven’t happened, to create a story arc around my dream, to give it a thicker plot, using the music videos within and creating a larger film.”

Watch the trailer for Big Time below.

You’ll be able to stream the Big Time Twitch Watch Party on the Amazon Music channel on Twitch or via the Amazon Music App. On the Twitch Watch Party, there will also be a Q+A with Olsen and Kimberly alongside a concert airing from the premiere party at Brain Dead Studios in Los Angeles.

More from Olsen and Stuckwisch on Big Time:

“I’ve always had a vivid imagination and it was really special to make these subconscious moments real, but it was also a really emotional and raw process and felt almost at times like a spiritual clearing, that by putting myself in the story and moving pieces of it around, I also personally had to re-examine my losses and find a new way to process the events that actually took place in my life,” Olsen continues. “Though most of it is scripted, it is probably the most intimate work I have ever made and shared with the public . . . and it serves as an homage to my mother. I only wish my mom was here to listen to the record, because something tells me that she would have really liked this one.”

“It’s a story that targets deep rooted complexities such as how our unconscious deals with repressed sexual identity, the hardships of letting go of our past selves in order to step into self actualization, and the guilt we hold when dealing with loss,” Stuckwisch adds. “For one reason or another, we all have parts of ourselves that we struggle to forgive as well as a part of ourselves we are afraid of exploring or that we think society won’t like—so we push those parts down into our unconscious psyches, into the shadows. This is the story of drowning in those fears before releasing your light.

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