Based in the North-East of England, two-piece slacker band bigfatbig recently unveiled their latest single in the form of the uptempo anthem “Let’s Get Married”.
Sugary-sweet lyrical themes of unconditional love & dreams of what-could-be, bigfatbig explore the type of love that causes you to ignore any red flags in a person, For better or worse.
Bigtfatbig has kindly taken the time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution regarding their latest single. You can check out what they said below.
Hey bigfatbig, thank you so much for this interview. Can you start by telling the readers a little bit about yourselves?
Bigtfatbig: Hey Jess (and Fierce & Fabulous Revolution readers)! Thanks so much for chatting with us. We are bigfatbig: a band from the North East of England. We make slacker-pop/pop-punk music and also dabble in the YouTube world! There’s Robyn (me) on vocals and synth, Katie on guitar and we have a couple of other rotating members to help us out live. You can find all of our music on Spotify, along with our new single Let’s Get Married which is coming out Thursday 25th November – we’re sooo excited.
How would you describe your music to someone unfamiliar with your music?
Bigtfatbig: Our influences range drastically but a few of the main ones would be The Front Bottoms, Alanis Morisette, The Subways, Kate Nash and Lauran Hibberd. This new track came after listening to a lot of Avril Lavigne and Super American, and I think that’s pretty clear in how it’s came out. We just want our music to be fun above everything else; if you like loud, unapologetic, 90s/early 00s-inspired guitar music then we might be the band for you!
You are about to release the brand new single “Let’s Get Married”. How did the idea for this song come together?
Bigtfatbig: The basis of the song is essentially about when you want to spend every second of the day with someone, so much so that you’re willing to ignore some red flags that you probably shouldn’t. It’s a bit of an exploration into unhealthy dependencies in relationships – neither of us are in positions like this so it’s for sure more of a story-telling commentary on narratives we’ve witnessed people we know going through. It was also inspired by seeing a lot of people we know suddenly growing up, getting married and starting families, and the disparity in where we are in our lives. It’s really weird how we always feel compelled to compare our situations to other people’s, even if we don’t even necessarily want the same things.
How would you describe the creative process behind this song to your previous releases?
Bigtfatbig: The creative side of releases is one of our favourite parts of releasing music. The pandemic gave us time to prioritise this and learn so much more than we normally would have been able to, which was super fun! A song like Let’s Get Married had such a clear story for us to portray and we have so much of that to share before and after its release. It was a very collaborative writing process, and ended up being very much a shared vision which has been so helpful. This time round, there’s only two of us (following Chaz leaving the band in the summer) which has been a shift to get used to compared to the other songs we’ve put out previously, but Katie and I virtually share the same brain so we’ve managed pretty well I think!
Did you always plan to release “Let’s Get Married” as a single?
Bigtfatbig: We’ve actually had this recorded since January and haven’t released it for loads of different reasons. Now just feels like the right time to, really. The whole conceptualising process for this song happened very, very quickly – we wrote it at the end of November 2020 and it was fully recorded, mixed and mastered in a matter of 2 months or so. I’m not sure why it all fell together as easily as it did, but I think we’ve always just been very sure that this is a song we definitely want the world to hear. We really can’t wait for it to be part of our permanent footprint as a band.
What does this song mean to each of you?
Bigtfatbig: To be honest, this is just one of our most fun songs. It’s not massively personal, it’s mainly story-telling rather than personal experiences, but I think it’s so important to have songs to escape into and not have to deal with personal scenarios in your real-life as well as your creative output. There’s so much pressure on artists to write meaningful music and, although we’ve definitely done that previously (and will continue to do so), it’s honestly really exhausting to write about heavy stuff all of the time. This time we decided to show off something a little bit lighter, and I think it’s important to acknowledge that happy, silly, nonsensical art is also very valid. All of our music means a lot to us purely because we love making it, we absolutely love what we do and what we make – this song is just more of a chance for us to really let loose and get lost in someone else’s narrative for once.
How did your family & friends react to your forthcoming release?
Bigtfatbig: Not that many people have actually heard the recording to be honest! We’ve managed to keep it on the down-low pretty well this time round, which isn’t like us haha. However, it’s been in our live set since May so a few audiences have experienced that and it’s gone down really well. We make music for ourselves, but a good reaction makes it so much sweeter to put out into the world and just makes it feel really worth while. Some of the comments we’ve had after playing it live have made us super excited to release it, especially since we’re so happy with how it sounds. It feels like a real extension from Don’t Wanna Be Sad, our last release, in terms of quality and sound so hopefully it can top that.
If listeners could take something away from this song, what would you like it to be?
Bigtfatbig: That’s a good question: maybe that it’s okay to feel things really passionately. It’s not embarrassing to be completely obsessed with someone (obviously unless it’s unwanted) and it’s just part of being human. However, I personally see it as a bit of a reminder that not everyone is how they appear on the surface; when you don’t know a lot about someone it is so easy to fill in the blanks yourself, and that’s a dangerous game to play when you’re romanticising every part of someone. I think that’s relevant for friendships and relationships – any two-way connection you might have. But there isn’t a better feeling than being really in love with someone, is there? Whether it’s romantic or platonic, being in that bubble makes you feel invincible, and we just wanted to delve into that a little more with this song.
Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Bigtfatbig: Well, firstly that we really hope you’re holding up okay I suppose, after the last couple of years we’ve all had. Music, for us, is one of the only things that truly provides us comfort and joy in times where we’re out of our depth or not having the best time. If this silly little song brings even one person any of that, than we will be two very happy girls. If you do care enough to listen to the song, thank you so much. We appreciate every stream, share, follow and save more than we can ever say! You can find us on Facebook and Instagram @bigfatbig and on Tiktok and Twitter @bigfatbig_ if you wanna come for the ride. Lots of love x
You can check out “Let’s Get Married” on Spotify below or via Apple music here.