Melbourne outfit Big Words have marked their return at the moment (July 31) saying the release of a brand new mixtape, ‘Cherry’.
The mixtape, based on a press release, was initially the discarded leftovers of the forthcoming debut album from the duo – Will Scullin and Kieren Lee. Conceived throughout isolation, ‘Cherry’ then “took on a life of its own”.
“We played with the idea of making a record at home, even though we didn’t have a set up,” Big Words stated. “Eventually the idea gauged some more elaborate thinking and it became very possible that we could start the next morning.”
“It’s heavily inspired by insecurity, solitude, sexuality and friendship. There isn’t much essence of heartbreak here, but maybe more so what happens before and after,” explains frontman Will Scullin.
Listen to ‘Cherry’ opener ‘The Edge’ now:
In releasing ‘Cherry’, a hybrid of alt R&B and indie-pop, Big Words mark their first release since their 2017 debut EP, ‘Hollywood, a Beautiful Coincidence’. They have been found the earlier 12 months by Ghostface Killah throughout Wu-Tang Clan’s tour of Australia.
Since then, the group have gone on to help the likes of Tash Sultana and Hobo Johnson, in addition to making competition appearances at Beyond The Valley and Wildlands & Grapevine Gathering.