Today, A Great Big World releases a very special new cover of “When I Was A Boy” originally by Jeff Lynne’s ELO. It’s available at all digital retailers via Black Magnetic/Epic Records. Listen on iTunes here. Listen on Spotify here.

“When I Was A Boy” served as the standout autobiographical single from 2015’s critically acclaimed Alone in the Universe. The Grammy Award®-winning multiplatinum pop duo—Ian Axel and Chad King—reimagine the original with reverence and heart, adding their own signature A Great Big World spin to it.

About the song, Axel and King comment, “Jeff Lynne is one of our favorite songwriters, and the message in this song is at the core of what a lot of our own music is about. We strive every day to hold on to the wonder and magic we felt when we were kids.”

Next up, A Great Big World embark on their “unplugged” 10-date “An Evening With Ian and Chad” Tour joined by Allie Moss. They hit the road on March 17 in Annapolis, MD at Ram’s Head On Stage through March 28 at Skyway Theatre – Studio B in Minneapolis, MN. The full itinerary can be found below. Tickets are available at www.agreatbigworld.com.

The band’s sophomore album, When The Morning Comes [Black Magnetic/Epic Records], includes the hits “Hold Each Other” [feat. FUTURISTIC] and “Oasis” and is available now. A Great Big World first enchanted listeners everywhere in 2013 on their quintuple-platinum Grammy Award®-winning “Say Something” with Christina Aguilera. Their full-length debut, Is Their Anybody Out There?, bowed at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 as the band played to fans worldwide as well as on NBC’s The Voice, at The American Music Awards, at The Victoria’s Secret Show, and beyond. 2015’s follow-up, When The Morning Comes, earned critical acclaim as the single “Hold Each Other” [feat. FUTURISTIC] accrued over 17 million-plus Spotify streams.


3/17/2017 — Ram’s Head On Stage — Annapolis, MD

3/18/2017 — The Hamilton — Washington, DC

3/20/2017 — World Cafe Live — Philadelphia, PA

3/21/2017 — Brighton Music Hall — Boston MA

3/22/2017 — Ridgefield Playhouse — Ridgefield, CT

3/23/2017 — Le Poisson Rouge — New York, NY

3/25/2017 — Mod Club — Toronto, ON

3/26/2017 — The Ark — Ann Arbor, MI

3/27/2017 — Space — Chicago, IL

3/28/2017 — Skyway Theatre – Studio B — Minneapolis, MN

Listen to “When I Was A Boy”:


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