A Great Big World
There are many upcoming albums that I'm looking forward to in 2014, one of which is the full-length debut from A Great Big World. The songwriting duo has been gaining significant attention since the use of their song "Say Something" on So You Think You Can Dance last fall. Gorgeously bare and so very simple, the tune first came to life through just a voice and a piano, and the plea for love to meet them half way. So charmingly restrained and achingly relatable, "Say Something" even caught the ear of Christina Aguilera...who then reached out to rerecord the piece with her impressive voice along for the ride. I've been listening to both versions (and singing them in the car) with almost embarrassing frequency for the last month or so, and I expect great big things from A Great Big World's future release.