Review – Big Lonely

By: Remington Fioraso

Album: Close Your Eyes, Keep Talking
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Genre: Indie Rock
Release Date: December 5, 2014

Established in 2012 in Burlington, Big Lonely is an indie rock group currently based in London, Ontario. The group consists of Jake Heise on Guitar/Vocals, Cole Mortillaro on Drums, T. J. Bowman on Bass, and Claran Downes on Guitar/Vocals. Last year, they released their first EP entitled Short Stories With Recurring Characters.

On December 5, 2014, they will be releasing the first full-length release Close Your Eyes, Keep Talking via Bandcamp. Big Lonely’s release of Close Your Eyes, Keep Talking presents listeners with ten tracks. Included in the tracklisting is the lead single “Dirty Clocks.”

After watching the video for “Dirty Clocks,” I was looking forward to checking out the remainder of the album. Upon listening to it in its entirety, I was definitely not disappointed. From the opening track, “Cactus,” to the final, “All My Lucky Senses,” I was drawn in. With the more you listen to the album, the more it grows on you. The lyrics, instrumentals, and vocals tie in nicely together. The tracks standing out the most for me on the release of Close Your Eyes, Keep Talking include “You Want It All,” “Cactus,” “Dirty Clocks,” and “I Donned a Shade.”

I would recommend listening to “Dirty Clocks” first to see if you enjoy the sound Big Lonely offers. If you do, pick up a copy of Close Your Eyes, Keep Talking today.

Rating: 3.5/5

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Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

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