After a crazy-awesome tour alongside Joyce Manor and a label switch to Greenway Records, New York-bred and based band Big Eyes is going for a trifecta, with the video release of lead-single “Lucky You”, announcing a spring tour starting March 30, the day of vocalist Kait’s birthday, starting at Union Pool and a forthcoming album, Streets of the Lost, set to release mid-tour April 5. Big Eyes kicks off “Lucky You” with a driving, crescendoing intro, until 30 seconds in, when Kate makes her presence knownwith witty and clever introspective lyrics concerning (white) privilege in (Trump’s) society in 2019.
“‘Lucky You’ is about the lack of awareness people often have concerning their privilege, and the abundance of entitlement that often accompanies wealth,” said Kait, explaining the track. “This song is not about class war. Some people are just born into lucky circumstances. It’s a reminder for everyone to recognize their privilege, be grateful for what you have, and stand up for those who aren’t quite as lucky.”
“We took the concept and some specific lyrics of “Lucky You” to a slapstick comedic level, playing caricatures of the sort of obnoxious and entitled people this song is about. There are a few Easter eggs sprinkled throughout the video, so pay close attention to the small details and quick edits for some extra laughs!”
In addition, Big Eyes’ forthcoming album explores new territory for Kait and the band. Sonically, one can expect Kait to plant quite a few new musical trees, as she lyrically branches out with her subject-matter. Now with different perspectives on life, consider the latest offering layers of an onion falling off.
“This (album) enabled me to tackle some heavier topics than those on our previous albums, which had mostly consisted of my own personal experiences,” Kait said.