Summer is here and U.S. music fans are getting an early taste of Vacation, the debut album from Australia’s Big Scary via the debut single Falling Away. In addition to offering the album version and Jacques Renault remix of the track as a free downloads, Big Scary are also releasing a new video for Falling Away by acclaimed director Daniel Cummings of Picture Machine Productions (behind the videos for Bon Iver’s Calgary, Now Now’s Threads, 120 Days’ Sunkissed and more).
“The song itself is about growing up – it’s about being told life’s lessons as opposed to learning them for yourself,” says Big Scary’s Tom Iansek. “But the video is a journey into the mind of an older man struggling with dementia – trying to recapture a younger version of himself. I love the dichotomy between these two angles.”
“To me, the song had a melancholy feeling of loss,” adds director Daniel Cummings, “I wanted to convey the feeling of losing one’s self, to show what it might be like to be lost and confused in an unknown environment in your own mind…”
BIG SCARY VACATION OUT 9/18 ON PIEATER
#1 Artist To Watch At SXSW – We Are Hunted
#1 Pick “12 Up-And-Coming Pop Acts From Down Under” – Idolator
“Wide appeal pop” – Brooklyn Vegan
“Unanchored ambition and talent” – CMJ Artist Spotlight
2011 Album Of The Year Nominee – Australian Triple J Awards
2011 Breakthrough Artist Of The Year Nominee – Australian Independent Record Association
The album, which will see a stateside release on Pieater Records September 18th, has dominated Australian charts for the past 18 months resulting in a sold out national headline tour and myriad award nominations and accolades. In addition the Melbourne-based duo of Tom Iansek (lead vocals, electric guitar, keys) and Joanna Syme (drums, backing vocals) have toured with Florence & The Machine, Editors and Midlake, locked in high profile US synchs including a National AT&T ad and Grey’s Anatomy x3, with critical love= flowing from folks like Idolator (#1 up-and-coming Aussie band), We Are Hunted (#1 artist to watch at SXSW 2012), Brooklyn Vegan, Music For Robots, Large Hearted Boy, & more.