Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino have exploded onto the pop scene, and very quickly. As the act A Great Big World they have been very visible. For example, their song “This Is the New Year” got great exposure by being performed by the cast of Glee last season, but that was just the beginning. They were working on their debut album, to be called “Is There Anybody Out There?” and their version of the single “Say Something” was released early. The folks who rep Christina Aguilera got her to hear it and she loved it. Much to her credit, instead of easily grabbing it for herself, she wanted to do a duet with the act, which happened on the show “The Voice,” and…as they say…the rest is history. It went platinum.
But I want to back up. I first heard of them back in June of 2012 when I stumbled upon a various artists benefit comp called “The Gayest Compilation Ever Made.” I mean, how could I resist?
They were billed as Ian & Chad then and the album folks, at the site Everyone Is Gay, requested a very gay song. They came up with…the song “Everyone Is Gay,” and it’s gay for days. Here’s the video…
How’s the rest of the album? I like it a lot, it’s VERY pop. You can hear full versions of almost all of it on their youtube channel, and find them at their website. And for the record Ian is straight and Chad is gay. Their career will be interesting to watch.
Well, it already is, since I first wrote this their song “Say Something” was covered by Christina Aquilara and it was a Huge, Huge hit in 2014.
Here’s the video…