SELF-TITLED DEBUT COMING SEPTEMBER 25th
Big Grams, the quicksilver collaboration between six-time Grammy Award®-winner Big Boi and the groundbreaking genre-bending duo Phantogram (Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter), has announced their self-titled studio debut. The eponymous seven song collaboration will be released September 25th on Epic Records through Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
The story of how these two iconic acts came together is modern music history at its best. Big Boi, a true music fan of all genres, was surfing the web and trying to close some pop-up ads when Phantogram‘s ‘Mouthful of Diamonds’ started auto-playing. Taken aback by their sound, Big Boi stopped what he was doing to Shazam the track to figure out who it was. He liked it so much that he arranged for a meeting and thus, the kinship and collaboration was born. While the melding of their unique and individual sounds came together in the most organic way, it’s obvious that these three musicians were destined to join forces.
Big Grams enlisted help from two of the most exciting names in electronic music and hip-hop for additional features; Skrillex on ‘Drum Machine’ and El-P & Killer Mike’s Run The Jewels on ‘Born To Shine’, making this absolutely one of the cornerstone releases of 2015 for music fans everywhere. ‘Fell In the Sun’ and ‘Lights On’ are the lead key tracks at radio and digital/streaming services, with additional songs from the EP to follow. Zane Lowe premiered ‘Fell In the Sun’ yesterday on Beats 1 alongside the first radio interview with Big Grams.
BIG GRAMS marks Big Boi’s first official release on Epic Records, since signing with the label last year. Phantogram and Big Boi collaborated previously on a handful of tracks from Big Boi’s second solo album, 2012’s VICIOUS LIES AND DANGEROUS RUMORS, namely ‘CPU,’ ‘Lines’ and ‘Objectum Sexuality,’ the latter also produced by Phantogram. Phantogram have released multiple EPs and two studio albums, which have produced two Top 10 alternative hits, ‘Black Out Days’ and ‘Fall In Love.’ The duo is signed to Republic Records.
With the release of BIG GRAMS, this musical super-group is just getting started, with more exciting announcements and releases to follow including animated/graphic videos, interactive games and special fan events…stay tuned for more details and follow Big Grams on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and more – links below.
￼BIG GRAMS TRACKLISTING
1. Run for Your Life
2. Lights On
3. Fell In the Sun
4. Put It On Her
5. Goldmine Junkie
6. Born to Shine feat. Run the Jewels
7. Drum Machine feat. Skrillex
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