‘Hey Big Star’ has a likeable charm; the kind of revered appeal given to the nostalgic anthems of Jeff Lynne’s ELO or The Beatles. Like these artists, Kishi Bashi manages to to communicate a wide emotional spectrum – a ‘happy’ song which hides deeper emotional angst below the surface.
This track comes as another release from their upcoming 3rd album Sonderlust, released September 16th via Joyful Noise Recordings. Having utilised a diverse team for the album’s production (produced by Chris Taylor from Grizzly Bear, drums provided by Matt Chamberlain from Morrissey), the album promises to be the artists’ most adventurous venture to date. We wait with eager anticipation.