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    Fri, 10 May 2013 11:49:55

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    A Great Big World will release their epic single "This Is The New Year" on May 21.

    Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino -- otherwise known as A Great Big World -- have a pop sensibility and a whole lot of heart. A Great Big World create 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."

    A brief background on the pair: 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."

    Stream the song below:


    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

    Will you check out A Great Big World?

    —Marlowe Mancini

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