Big Mess Grouplove

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Label: Atlantic / Warner

Genre: Alternative

Subgenre: Indie Rock

Artist: Grouplove

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  • 1Welcome To Your Life03:48
  • 2Do You Love Someone03:51
  • 3Standing in The Sun04:16
  • 4Enlighten Me03:53
  • 5Good Morning03:40
  • 6Spinning04:02
  • 7Cannonball03:18
  • 8Traumatized03:00
  • 9Heart Of Mine03:16
  • 10Don't Stop Making It Happen03:01
  • 11Hollywood04:11
  • Total Runtime40:16

Info for Big Mess

Big Mess will be Grouplove’s first new release since 2013’s Spreading Rumours. The band revealed that the album’s first single “Welcome To Your Life” will come out in July, and that they will soon embark on an international tour to promote the new album.

Recorded in Los Angeles and Seattle with producers Captain Cuts (Grouplove's own Ryan Rabin) and Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, The Shins), Big Mess features the signature anthemic choruses and infectious hooks that first brought the Los Angeles quintet to prominence through hits like "Tongue Tied," "Colours," and "Ways To Go." No stranger to the worldwide festival circuit, Grouplove has made an album that brilliantly showcases their richly narrated songs with elaborate production.

Christian Zucconi, Vocals, Gitarre
Hannah Hooper, Vocals, Keys
Sean Gadd, Bass, Vocals
Andrew Wessen, Gitarre, Vocals
Ryan Rabin, Drums

Hannah Hooper met Christian Zucconi late one evening on the lower east side of Manhattan. They had both been living in New York for years and had never crossed paths before. But from that night forward the two could hardly be pulled apart. Soon after their connection Hooper was invited to an art residency in Greece on the island of Crete and Hooper insists 'without any hesitation' she invited Zucconi to join her on this journey. 'Seriously, we had only known one another for a few days but are both so inspired and alive when we are together that going to Greece seemed like a magical and natural thing to do' recalls Zucconi.

On Crete, in a small remote mountain village, Hooper and Zucconi met the members of their future band 'GROUPLOVE' a year before it was officially formed. Sean Gadd, a natural songwriter and guitar player, born and bred in London instantly bonded with the two eccentric New Yorkers. Their relationship became apparent through the music they were making day in and day out. Andrew Wessen, a pro surfer and musician from Los Angeles and his childhood friend Ryan Rabin, an accomplished drummer and producer, were also at the residency and quickly joined in with the musical trio. These five musicians make up the members of what we now know as GROUPLOVE .

Like all good things, the summer and the residency came to an end and the five friends scattered back to their homes all over the globe. With Sean in London, Christian and Hannah in Brooklyn and Ryan and Andrew in Los Angeles GROUPLOVE was faced with the challenge of what to do now. 'We all understood how rare it is for five strangers to feel as close as family and create passionate music together. We couldn't just return to Brooklyn and let the music we all made fade into a memory of that summer we had in Greece,' explains Zucconi. Everyone pulled their funds together and Sean, Christian and Hannah made their way to Ryan Rabin's studio in LA to record their album. 'We seriously had the best time of our lives doing that record', says Zucconi. And the result is an incredibly special album where soaring harmonies coupled with sweeping anthems lead you through their powerful journey. Like the members of GROUPLOVE, their music is diverse in influence and style but bonded together by an undeniably creative kinship.

Their experience back together and recording together was so potent that Hooper and Zucconi packed up their lives in Brooklyn and moved to LA to live and play their music.

'We never could have dreamt this up' says Zucconi, 'but at the same time we're not at all surprised - GROUPLOVE is meant to be. Our story a testament to fate, and our music is something we are ready to share.'

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