Invincible- EP

Artist: 
Big Wild
Non-Airable Tracks: 
NONE
Label: 
Foreign Family Collective
Album Art: 

I've been obsessed with the song "Invincible," for weeks, so I was very excited when I found out that this EP had come out. Big Wild is on Odesza's label Foreign Family, so their music already kind of comes with its own seal of approval. You can expect catchy, melodic buildups that turn into anthemic EDM songs. I was very surprised when I found out that this is Big Wild's first non-single release, even if it is just an EP. Big Wild has been hitting the festival circuit and appearing on lots of features, and Invincible also does not sound like someone's first record. He also experiments with a variety of different styles on this EP. The title track has a large, soaring buildup, but "I Just Wanna" is very chopped and "lit," while still featuring some of the most melodic songs I've ever heard in EDM music. "Crickets," plods along, and songs fairly similar to old Flume. Admittedly, "When I Get There," is kind of repetitive by itself, but the buildup at the end of the song is great, and it does a great job of setting the feel for the album as the first track. Big Wild already has a crisp, signature sound and it's going to be exciting to see how he develops. The futurebass scene has been getting fairly saturated lately, and it seems like another carbon-copy act is popping up every other day, and you can't swing a dead cat without hitting the next Odesza or Flume. Big Wild brings his own ideas to the genre, and it's awesome.

Sounds Like: 
Jai Wolf
Sounds Like: 
Odesza
Recommended Tracks: 
Invincible- really, really good EDM song with a great buildup
I Just Wanna- the most "lit," song on the album, but still layered and complex
Name: 
Will Fotter
Date Reviewed: 
03/08/2017