Angel Olsen Announces “Forever Means” EP; Shares New Song
American singer-songwriter Angel Olsen has announced the release date of her new EP, Forever Means, along with its lead single, “Nothing’s Free.” The EP is a collection of songs from Olsen’s previous album, Big Time, that share a common theme: the realization that there is no finish line or static end point to life. Forever Means is set to release on April 14th, 2023, under Jagjaguwar.
Big Time, Olsen’s 2022 album, was widely acclaimed by critics and fans alike, earning her a spot on various year-end lists. It brought Olsen to a deeper sense of self than ever before and helped her explore her identity and sexuality. Forever Means is a thoughtful extension of the Big Time chapter, holding space for “Nothing’s Free” and its three companions.
In an interview, Olsen shared that “Nothing’s Free” is a song about self-denial breaking and coming to terms with one’s identity and sexuality. The track showcases Olsen’s voice and heart fixed on the present and future, embracing change as part of love itself. Co-produced and mixed by Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty, Conor Oberst), the EP features songs from Olsen’s roads traveled and the ones ahead, each in search of something else.
Watch Angel Olsen’s “Nothing’s Free” below
Surrounding the release of Big Time, Olsen was profiled in The New Yorker, performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and collaborated with Sturgill Simpson to reimagine its title track. Olsen is set for a string of North American performances later in 2023.
Angel Olsen 2023 North American Tour Dates
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 *
Sat. Aug. 5 – Saint Charles, IA @ Hinterland Music Festival
Thu. Aug. 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
* w/ Jason Isbell
For more information on Angel Olsen, visit her website here.