Big Talk – “The Next One Living” (Stereogum Premiere)
With “Getaways,” the first offering from Big Talk, principal member Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. demonstrated songwriting chops and a vocal style in tune with the sort of catchy synth-rock produced by the Killers. Which is allowed, since Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. also happens to be the adept drummer for the Killers. Big Talk is his solo project and also the title for the project’s first full-length, produced by Joe Chicarelli (The Strokes, MMJ) and mixed by Alan Moulder. The next single, title “The Next One Living,” is less recognizably Killer: It’s smooth, polite, and catchy, and the first few bars’ vocal melody might think of latter day Paul McCartney. Hear it:
Big Talk is out 7/12 via Epitaph. There’s a website, too.