Big History (The Band)
There is a six-piece electro-pop band from New Orleans that goes by the name “Big History.” While previously unaware of the academic discipline that shares their name, the band’s music certainly reflects a Big History perspective.
On one hand, the Big History curriculum weaves together many disciplines into a compelling narrative of the history of our universe. On the other, the band draws influences from a huge range of musical genres. Lead singer Meg Rousselâ€™s soulful voice is juxtaposed against modern, electronic music. They incorporate everything from violins to synthesizers to accomplish a sound that is both dance-worthy and soothing.
And while the curriculum takes a humanistic approach to understanding our past, present, and future, the band makes a concerted effort to showcase their own humanity through their electronic grove and compelling lyrics. Their music never sounds over-processed like much electronic music today and they have sworn off merely standing behind laptops on stage.
Even their lyrics elicit a humanistic and historical perspective. Speaking about their single, â€œWardrumâ€ to offBEAT Magazine, keyboardist Matt Glynn said, â€œItâ€™s an old-fashioned, medieval notion of war, but people think itâ€™s about a relationship or not knowing yourself. Listeners are interpreting it their own way.â€
Below you will find two music videos of the band. You can also download their EP, “All At Once”.