Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Great Big World (November 4, 2012)

I had already planned to feature A Great Big World  this week but with the aftermath of Sandy in the New York/New Jersey area it is even more appropriate. This great indie pop band (made up of Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino) calls New York home.  These guys gained some notoriety in 2011 with "This Is The New Year" and now have officially become a band.  Their brand new EP is upbeat and uplifting while taking listeners on a journey all over the musical map.  The opening title track sounds like a children's song or a take off on They Might Be Giants.  "I Really Want It" is an amazing piano driven pop song.  "Land of Opportunity" belongs on Broadway as the first act of a show comes to close.  "Rockstar" has a Billy Joel quality to it. "There is an Answer" is an anthem for a new generation and "You'll Be Okay" should be playing all over the Northeast has people struggle to get back on their feet after this terrible storm.  All in all this is a wonderful, moving and enjoyable debut for this great singing/songwriting team.

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Have a great week and enjoy the music!

1 comment:

  1. I am loving This Is The New Year! Has to be one of my favorite tracks of theirs….