There is no slowing down for A Great Big World as they dropped a new promotional single.
The countdown continues for A Great Big World’s highly anticipated sophomore album When The Morning Comes which is set to release Nov. 13. The group composed of Ian Axel and Chad King debuted a new promotional single “All I Want Is Love” on Oct. 30 and it is absolutely everything. It does not fail to give you all the feels.
The song is another mid-tempo hit and opens with Axel’s whimsical piano playing and drums beating in the background with him singing: “Fear/You’re just a name that I have learned/Another way for me to turn/And you brought me here/And it took years for me to find/That you were only in my mind,” which leads into the chorus in which Axel also sings: “I’ve been looking in the wrong place/ Couldn’t see what I’ve always known/I was facing the wrong way/I missed it all, I missed it all/I don’t care what they all say/Let me find my own way home/I don’t care if my heart breaks/All I want is love.”
King then comes in singing: “Hope/You’re just a name that I hold close/There when I needed you the most/And you brought me here/Where I can learn to love myself/Without the love of someone else.” He also gets a chance to sing the chorus by himself but the part that does not fail to give you chills is when King sings the bridge: “I don’t care what they all say/I don’t care if my heart breaks/I don’t care what they all say (all I want is love)/I don’t care if my heart breaks/I don’t care if my heart breaks,” in which Axel comes in towards the end of the bridge with the chorus while King is holding that long note in the last “I don’t care if my heart breaks.”
It really starts making you think and feel but when do Ian and Chad not make you feel that way? They have a way of communicating to their fans like no other.
The song switches between fear and hope while describing how to love yourself. There aren’t many songs like this and the duo definitely brought their all to this one. It’s important that we have songs like this in today’s world with all the tearing down that women do to each other. Everyone is beautiful in their own way. You were born to stand out. The vulnerability in both of Ian and Chad’s voices are absolutely incredible and you can’t help but tear up a bit. It truly is impossible to dislike a song by the group and this one is no exception.
“All I Want Is Love” is guaranteed to get stuck in your head once you play it enough times. The songs released so far are proving that even if A Great Big World is heading in a more pop direction that they still have the same heart and vulnerability as their first album Is There Anybody Out There. They are more than capable of anything and everything.
Listen to “All I Want Is Love” above and be sure to pre-order the new album on iTunes now.