There is no slowing down for the quickly rising pop group A Great Big World. They finally gave their ‘rockstars’ a new song and it is absolutely everything.
The quickly rising pop group A Great Big World composed of Ian Axel and Chad King known for their wildly successful hit “Say Something” dropped a new promotional single titled “End of The World” on October 23. It is guaranteed to be stuck in your head for days. The song comes from their highly anticipated second studio album When the Morning Comes set to be released on November 13.
The song is a step in a different direction for the group who is known for their musical theatre influenced sound. It’s a mid-tempo song featuring Axel’s phenomenal piano playing. King opens up with the intro “I’m gonna love you,” then Axel comes in with his verse: “I wanna remember the shape of your lips /Cause I wouldn’t miss breathing as much as your kiss /If the streets were on fire, well, we’d never know /We’d be lost in each other instead of the smoke/ Baby, let’s go out with a bang /We could be the last love song ever sang.”
King then comes back for the chorus: “I’m gonna love you (love you)/Love you like it’s the end of the world/I’m gonna hold you (hold you) /Hold you as long as I can in this world/So let’s cheers to the moments of beauty we’ve found/As the city burns to the ground/I’m gonna love you (love you)/I’m gonna love you (love you). The song describes being with that special someone and that they’ll love them like it’s the end of the world and won’t let anyone get in the way of their happiness.
Overall, it’s a fantastic melody and the lyrics still show the heart of Axel and King just like their previous album. When The Morning Comes is going to be more beat-driven and still have the vulnerability and soul of the group. It’s a new direction and sound for them but if this is any indication of how the rest of the record is going to sound then it’s going to have no problem making its way up on the charts. It’s truly ‘a great big world’ for the guys and the sky is the limit.
Let’s be honest, it’s impossible to not love a song by the duo or them in matter of fact. With their humble personalities and their outlook on life; they simply just want to spread love and positivity in the world and really have something good coming for them. King and Axel prove that they’re total rockstars and are artists to watch. Check out the audio for “End of the World” above and be sure to pre-order the new album on iTunes now!