Producer and composer Big Wild has announced the release of his highly-anticipated debut album, Superdream. Set for release on February 1, 2019 via Counter Records, Superdream includes brand-new singles, “Joypunks” and “Maker.” While “Joypunks” showcases Big Wild’s cinematic blend of rich electronica,“Maker” focuses on slick retro synths to give the piece a deep 80’s-wave sound and features Stell at the fore on lead vocals. Both tracks demonstrate Big Wild’s, AKA Jackson Stell’s, craft for lush soundscapes and sweeping melodies. In addition to Stell providing lead vocals for many of the other tracks on Superdream, the likes of Rationale (London, UK) and iDA HAWK (Brooklyn, US) make guest appearances on the album. LISTEN HERE!
The process of making his first album pushed the artist to his creative limits. “Superdream is something I needed to do – albeit the most difficult project I’ve pursued, says Big Wild. “It felt like all the creative roads I had taken in music led me to deciding I want to sing and write. This decision gave me the voice and musical identity I had been searching for all along. It marks a new chapter in my music, one that is more ‘me’ than anything else I’ve released. I’ve realized that might have been my goal all along.”
Collaborating with the likes of Hundred Waters and TroyBoi, remixing the likes of CHVRCHES and Zhu, and receiving support everywhere from BBC Radio 1 and Diplo & Friends to BBC 1Xtra and Rinse FM, he’s found a wealth of success from top to bottom. That’s reflected in his streaming numbers as he’s garnered hundreds of millions of streams across all platforms, the most impressive being over 130 million on Spotify.
This year, Stell sold out the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, performed at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, EDC Las Vegas and made his mark on the main stage at San Diego’s CRSSDFestival. This December, he will co-headline Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco and WaMu Theater in Seattle alongside Louis the Child. Coinciding with the release of Superdream, Big Wild will kick off a 17-date headline tour across the US next year, which will bring the Superdream album experience to the stage via a brand-new live show. Tickets on sale Friday at 10 am local time. PRESS HERE for full tour routing and ticketing information.
1. City of Sound
3. 6’s to 9’s (feat. Rationale)
4. No Words
5. Alley-Oop (feat. iDA HAWK)
6. Pale Blue Dot
8. Mopsy’s Interlude
9. Purple Sand (My Home)
10. She Makes Magic
Spring 2019 Superdream Tour Dates:
3/6/19 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
3/7/19 – The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
3/8/19 – The Novo – Los Angeles, CA
3/9/19 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
3/10/19 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
3/13/19 – Arcata Theatre – Arcata, CA
3/14/19 – McDonald Theater – Eugene, OR
3/15/19 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
3/16/19 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
3/20/19 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
3/21/19 – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
3/22/19 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
3/23/19 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
3/27/19 – Royale – Boston, MA
3/28/19 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
3/29/19 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
3/30/19 – Terminal 5 – New York City, NY
Upcoming Tour Dates:
12/1/18 – WaMu Theater – Seattle, WA
12/6/18 – Bill Graham Civic Center Auditorium – San Francisco, CA