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A GREAT BIG WORLD TO RELEASE THREE SONG EP MAY 21

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a great big world3A Great Big World will release their Epic debut, a three song EP, on May 21st.   It includes the tracks “I Really Want It,” “There Is An Answer,” and the song (and video) that earned them legions of dedicated fans, “This Is the New Year.” 

 

When they asked their fans to help them create a tweet-by tweet lyric video for the song, their fans went above and beyond. Not only did they tweet lines from “This is The New Year,” they illustrated them with photos and videos. The video perfectly captured both the feeling and the spirit of the song, much more an expression of a fan driven community than a crowd-sourced clip.

 

It was no surprise that A Great Big World engaged their audience to the extent that they did.  Last summer, when they launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their endeavors, their fans rallied, and A Great Big World raised much more money than they were looking for. 

That’s the kind of effect Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino — otherwise known as A Great Big World — has upon listeners. With a pop sensibility and a whole lot of heart, A Great Big World creates the kind of music that people connect with.  ”It’s optimistic, hopeful pop music,” Chad says. “There are fewer songs about heartbreak and more about the meaning of life. But even the most painful of our songs are hopeful.” 

Music supervisors were amongst the first to realize the impact of A Great Big World’s music.   The music supervisor for Glee chose “This Is The New Year” for the cast to cover on the hit show, and the song was used as the title track for the film New Year’s Eve and the theme for MTV’s I Used To Be Fat.  Additionally, the song was featured on the Amazing Race, One Tree Hill, ESPN, and Good Morning America.  

Ian and Chad met while they were attending NYU, following their passion for writing and performing while sensibly studying the music business.  When they first got together, Chad was managing Ian, but Ian also recognized Chad’s potential as a musician, and their business relationship was transformed into a musical partnership.   They began playing together in New York venues and set the pattern that’s now their M.O.:  A Great Big World perform, and people respond.  “Writing is our therapy,” Ian says.  “And when we can connect with people through our music, it’s transformational. We’re not alone. Our songs are your songs. And that’s what it’s all about.” 

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TOUR DATES:

May 21            Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH

May 22            Rumba Café,  Columbus, OH

May 26            Space, Evanston, IL

May 27            7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MI

May 29            Plush, St. Louis, MO

May 31            12th  & Porter, Nashville, TN

June 1              Backyard Stage,  Greensboro, NC

June 2              Temple Theater, Sanford, NC

June 3              Jammin’ Java, Vienna, VA

June 4             Studio at Webster,  New York, NY

June 5              World Café Live, Philadelphia, PA

June 6             Café 939,  Boston, MA

June 9th        Memorial Park Amphitheater, Maplewood, NJ

July 7th             WZPL Birthday Bash   Indianapolis, IN

 

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1 Comment on A GREAT BIG WORLD TO RELEASE THREE SONG EP MAY 21

  1. I really like the guys in A Great Big World, they seem so down to earth and their songs are catchy as hell. Check out their backstage stuff when they performed with Christina Aguilera: http://youtu.be/IrVhao3uJXw

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