This is the moment we’ve been waiting for.
“Big” is the new single from Sneaky Sound System and it is exactly that.
Following up from the first single “We Love” (which has a highly entertaining video), this is the second offering from their third long player “From Here To Anywhere”, which I am VERY excited about. Sneaky have signed on with Modular who as most of you will know is one of my absolute all-time favourite record labels, so naturally I was expecting Big things from the first single We Love. It’s definitely a good song but when you’re sitting on something this huge, as my friend Edward said to me on Facebook today, it’s hard to understand why “Big” wasn’t the first single. Because it is really something else.
It’s undeniable magic. That chorus may very well be their most sonic and wonderful creation so far, and that’s AMAZING news when you take into consideration the fact that they are bloody excellent at choruses and are pretty much Australia’s answer to Xenomania/Girls Aloud.
Miss Connie and Black Angus have a hit with this. Remember the first time you heard Rogue Traders’ “In Love Again” and you went “Oh my GOD, that is BEAUTIFUL”? This is Sneaky’s moment of that magnitude; this is a soaring, majestic pop song with enough thumping electronic hooves to go along with some of the bands best, most sincere lyrics.
Sneaky Sound System’s “BIG” is the second best song of 2011. And if the magic of their last album is anything to by then Lady Gaga will finally have some real competition for Album of the Year.