Connections define music as much as notes, melodies, and rhythms do. When it strikes the right personal chords, an album can change moods, outlooks, and even lives. New York pop singer-and-songwriter duo A Great Big World – Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino—treasure the precious bond between artiste and listener. This is the power of A Great Big World – to be able to touch the inner souls of its listeners.
Vaccarino and Axel first met in the NYU practice rooms while still in college. After a few twists and turns of fate in 2012, the friends formed A Great Big World and released a six-song EP funded by Kickstarter. It spawned the viral sensation “This Is the New Year”, which ended up being performed by the cast on Fox’s Glee. Soon after, a recording deal was offered to them.
In late 2013, everybody who had heard the group’s single “Say Something” reacted to it. After playing during a pivotal segment of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, this little song began its journey to becoming a big platinum-selling hit. The terse, tearful piano and Axel’s heavenly hypnotic vocals tugged on heartstrings worldwide.
One heart that felt it especially hard belonged to none other than Christina Aguilera:
“We got this email from her that was written like a poem about the song,” Axel recalls. “She told us that she wanted to work with us, and we were completely floored. We couldn’t believe it. A week later, we were in Los Angeles recording it with her. Everything just started happening after that,” Vaccarino goes on. “Soon, it was like we’d lived a whole lifetime in just a few months.”
A Great Big World went on to perform the song with Aguilera on NBC’s The Voice, and that version took off to #1 on iTunes. The same phenomena occurred after a heartfelt performance at The American Music Awards, which generated worldwide applause. Don’t you want to see them perform “Say Something” (sans Christina Aguilera in person) live?
Deets are as follows:
Date: 7th August
Time: 8:30pm onwards
Venue: KL Live
Ticketing: The ticket prices are categorized into Early Bird (From 30th June – 30th July 2014) RM198 Great Zone [Lower Level (Center)], RM158 Big Zone [Lower Level] and RM68 World Zone [Upper Level] and regular price is at RM248 Great Zone [Lower Level (Center)], RM198 Big Zone [Lower Level] and RM98 World Zone [Upper Level].