Acclaimed North Carolina rock sextet, Big Something, is thrilled to premiere their new music video for recently released single, "The Mountain". The track is the first offering from their highly-anticipated seventh studio album, Headspace, arriving November 17, 2023.
Directed by River Home Media, the music video features captivating footage of guitarist/vocalist Nick MacDaniels hiking through the breathtaking landscapes of Telluride, CO, and New River Gorge in West Virginia. The visuals are interspersed with electrifying live concert footage from select summer 2023 performances, capturing the raw energy, spectacular production, and jaw-dropping musicianship that Big Something brings to the stage.
WATCH | “The Mountain”
LISTEN | “The Mountain”
Recorded at the legendary Pachyderm Recording Studios, "The Mountain" is a testament to the band's creative evolution. Produced by GRAMMY® Award nominee John Custer, the six-minute epic takes listeners on a sonic journey, weaving through organ-laden fuzz towards a rapturous refrain.
"The Mountain" holds a special place in the hearts of the band members as the song pays tribute to guitarist/vocalist Nick MacDaniels’ lifelong best friend and frequent collaborator, Paul Interdonato, who penned the majority of Big Something's lyrics before his tragic passing in 2017. Nick explains, "The Mountain started with one of the last lyrics I have written down in a journal from Paul. Coming up the mountain, I can see it all again - the chorus is a metaphor for getting over trauma.”
As part of their ongoing commitment to raising awareness about mental health issues, Big Something will spotlight non-profit organizations focused on mental health and wellness with each new single release. "The Mountain" shines a light on Sound Mind Live, an organization fostering community, open dialogue, and resource-seeking on mental health through the power of music. National, local, and community-specific and culture-specific support resources are available here.
"We're so thrilled to be partnering with Big Something, and that the band is taking a courageous stand to use their voice to open up conversation on mental health and increase access to resources,” said Sound Mind Live Executive Director Chris Bullard. “Music has the power to inspire, connect, and drive social change - and working with artists like Big Something to support their community and fans has a transformative impact on individual lives as well as longer-term shifts in cultural norms around compassion, empathy, and support-seeking."
Fans can catch Big Something performing "The Mountain" live during their nationwide "Headspace Tour," commencing in December 2023. The massive tour includes a momentous New Year's run (December 29-31, 2023), at Raleigh's Lincoln Theatre, and stops in Colorado (March 6-9, 2024), California (March 19-23, 2024) and the Midwest (April 2024).
Additional fall appearances include stops at Pelham, TN’s The Caverns (9/22, supporting Papadosio), the United States Disc Golf Championship in Rock Hill, SC (10/7), and Winston-Salem, NC’s Millenium Center for “Big Something’s Haunted Mansion” (10/28). Tickets for all tour dates are on sale now.
TICKETS | Headspace Tour