Archives: August 2019

LISTEN – Big Gigantic “Friends ft Ashe” – OUT NOW!

August 19th, 2019

Big Gigantic is the latest act to ride on the last waves of summer with a compelling release, and they’re here to prove they’re still king of the game. After a period of silence, the Boulder duo returned with their first single in three years, “You’re the One” with Nevve in June. Now, Big G has followed up with another anthem—”Friends” with Ashe—delivering their beloved signature combination of breezy vocals, brass, and feel-good messages. According to Ashe, the group performed “Friends” at Coachella 2017, only to see its release to fruition a couple years later.

Beginning mellow with layers of plucky strings and soft shakers that build, Ashe sings about a breakup that won’t let go. The melancholy tone quickly shifts when horns crescendo into an uplifting blare and momentous beats. Big G lets the horn take the lead on a symphonic interlude that transforms the lyrical connotations into a carefree jazzy ensemble. Embracing the easy-living mindset of summer, “Friends” waxes summer poetic on its double meaning for both listeners and Big Gigantic.

“Through life’s ups, downs, makeups, breakups, and everything in-between, you always count on your friends,” the duo said in a tweet about the tune.– Via Dancing Astronaut

Kindness US Tour + “Hard To Believe ft Jasmine Sullivan”

August 19th, 2019

Over the last few months, Kindness has re-emerged with a couple new tracks: “Cry Everything,” which featured Robyn, and “Lost Without,” which featured Seinabo Sey. Today, the British musician is announcing their first new album since 2014’s Otherness. It’s called Something Like A War, and it’ll be released in September. It features another guest spot from Robyn (on a track called “The Warning”) and appearances from Alexandria, Cosima, Bahamadia, and Nadia Nair.

There’s also a song with Philadelphia powerhouse Jazmine Sullivan, who hasn’t released an album of her own since 2015’s Reality Show. (It’s about time!) The feverish duet, which is called “Hard To Believe,” was co-written by Sampha. Listen to it below.