When ODESZA discovered Big Wild (real name Jackson Stell) back in 2015, the Seattle-based duo bestowed him the gift of a lifetime. Stell was granted huge platform to share his musical talents with the masses on the LA and San Fransisco legs of ODESZA’s tour.
Since then, the indietronica artist was invited to remix ODESZA’s “Say My Name” and went on to release his Invincible EP on Foreign Family Collective. But, for the Massachusetts native, a full-length project was always his long-term aspiration.
Now Big Wild is on the brink of fully realizing his goals and dreams with a 12-track debut album on the near horizon. Titled Superdream, the 12-track package is due for a February 1 release via Counter Records. To celebrate the new chapter, Big Wild has unveiled a double single release showcasing the dreamy soundscapes we’ve come to love about the artist over the years.
The tracks are also the first two remnants of a new stylistic direction for Big Wild — one that shines a light into what to expect off his next creative endeavor. The first track, “Joypunks,” an airy, disco-infused production with organ harmonies, light-hearted vocal chops, and bouncy beat work.
On “Maker,” Big Wild gives listeners a peak into his first stab as a singer/songwriter. Stell’s soaring vocals are stitched into far out, spacey synth work and a funky bass line that invites a full-on groove down.
“Superdream is something I needed to do — albeit the most difficult project I’ve pursued. 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.” – Big Wild
Big Wild will also be embarking on his album-accompanying Superdream tour next March, hitting major cities all over the US. Tickets are available now, here. View the full list of dates below.
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