The Big Pink previews new album on film
To coincide with this week's release of their second album Future This, British indie-electro outfit The Big Pink has filmed a five-song live set as part of the ongoing 4AD Sessions series. Recorded live at London's 3 Mills Studios, a reclaimed industrial center, the set focuses on the pop-friendly, epic vibe of the new album: only one track, "Velvet," is reclaimed from the more mellow, shoegazey debut A Brief History of Love.
We're a little divided here at Critical Mob over whether or not we're vibing on The Big Pink's new musical direction. It's interesting that producer Paul Epworth claims the album was influenced by hip-hop, but don't start making Watch the Throne comparisons yet, because he really meant it in the sense that Massive Attack and Portishead were influenced by hip-hop. Performance artist Laurie Anderson is another clear influence: the vocoder hook of first single "Hit the Ground (Superman)" is sampled directly (with credit) from Anderson's 1981 single "O Superman."
|The Big Pink 4AD Session|