A Great Big World: “Is There Anybody Out There?”


A Great Big World

Is There Anybody Out There?

[Epic Records, 2014]

by Fabian Estrada

A Great Big World is a new band consisting of Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino. The guys come in with a playful, carefree attitude in their music. The duo started with a six-song EP with the help of a Kickstarter campaign. Since then, they’ve been signed to Epic Records and have released their first album.

Is There Anybody Out There? is a much happier album than the title would have you think.

The band gets the album started with their song, “Rockstar,” a song about how they were born to be rock stars. The chorus is surely going to get stuck in your head.

Chad’s fuller, rougher voice perfectly compliments Ian’s voice and his piano work throughout the album. The duo finds their personal side through songs like “Already Home,” “Say Something” and “You’ll Be Okay.”

“I Don’t Wanna Love Somebody Else” may be the new song that people will be singing to their lovers when they’re breaking up. Chad’s voice over a simple guitar and a beautiful string background makes the song simple yet complex enough to keep you entertained.

Songs like “There is an Answer,” “This is the New Year” and “I Really Want It” highlight the band’s fun and exciting side.

If Five For Fighting and fun. were to become one band, you would end up with A Great Big World. Is There Anybody Out There? is worth your money and will surely be a great new addition to your music library.