Big Scary have announced details of their upcoming fifth album, Me And You. Set for release on Friday, 23rd September, the new record arrives fewer than 18 months after the duo’s ARIA-nominated fourth album, Daisy.
The duo of Tom Iansek and Joanna Syme will kick off a run of Australian tour dates a few weeks after the release of Me And You. They’ve also given us a taste of the new album, releasing the double-single, ‘Real Love’ / ‘Devotion’.
Big Scary – ‘Real Love (Live At The Brunswick Ballroom)’
Big Scary have unveiled a live recording of ‘Real Love’, which was filmed at Melbourne’s Brunswick Ballroom. The performance includes a string section and choir full of familiar faces.
“We chose to make a lush, live video of ‘Real Love’ instead of an official music video – it somehow felt more romantic and intimate,” the band explained. “We filmed at the Brunswick Ballroom, with a six-piece string section, and roped in some musical buddies for the choir.”
Those buddies include Nat Vazer, Maple Glider’s Tori Zietsch, David M. Western and members of Cool Sounds and Partner Look. “The audio engineer Isaac Barter did such an amazing job it almost sounds like the album version,” the band added.
Me And You is set be to a more refined affair than Daisy. While Big Scary’s previous album ventured into rock-opera territory, Me And You replaces synths with pianos, brings string arrangements to the forefront, and spotlights acoustic guitar.
Me And You is set for release on Friday, 23rd September.
Big Scary – Me And You
- Asking Right
- All To Pieces
- Lonely Age
- In My View
- Goodbye Earle Street
- Real Love
- You Won’t Always
Big Scary – 2022 Australian Tour
- Thursday, 13th October – The Factory Theatre, Eora/Sydney, NSW
- Friday, 14th October – Republic Bar, nipaluna/Hobart, TAS
- Saturday, 15th October – Jive, Kaurna Country/Adelaide, SA
- Wednesday, 19th October – The Triffid, Meanjin/Brisbane, QLD
- Friday, 21st October – Theatre Royal, Dja Dja Wurrung Country/Castlemaine, VIC
- Saturday, 22nd October – Corner Hotel, Naarm/Melbourne, VIC
Tickets on sale now.