The accompanying animated visual accentuates the record. Representing a vision of nostalgia filled with pure adventure, euphoria and glitter, the brown and white bunny finds a sense of unbridled freedom and unlimited possibilities in a worry-free dimension.
“As fans ourselves, collaborating with Big Wild was an incredibly fun and inspiring experience. They approached us with a uniquely personal idea and concept for the music video, which gave us a creative pathway to explore the characters, the environments, and the magical realism of Mopsy’s forest party. It is always such a gratifying experience to be able to work so closely with other artists to build and expand upon their vision.”- Barret Thomson, “OMGarden” Video Director
The single and music video ushers in a colorful new world, teasing the sound of Big Wild’s forthcoming sophomore album The Efferusphere – due out September 9th.
The synesthetic, full-length project embodies openness, honesty, balance, and color. An empathetic new world that encourages the listener to sit with themselves and explore; a safe space to dive into their inner depths. The multi-hyphenate also recently announced a new 21-date tour with North American support from Biig Piig, set to kick off September 14 in Philadelphia, PA.
His continuous artistic evolution and exceptional ability to meld sounds sets him apart from his peers, putting him stylistically in a lane solely his own. Moreover, as a performer, Big Wild is one of the most sought after progressive rising acts on the circuit today. Backed by a full-live band, his live show has him switching between multiple instruments (drums, synths, keyboards and live vocals) to deliver a jaw-droppingly energetic, hybrid set – infused with high-octane pop, indie, dance and disco elements, distinguishing himself as a standout artist that is not to be missed.
In 2022, he has carved a unique new lane for himself that was born out of pandemic isolation. Enter highly-anticipated sophomore album – The Efferusphere. The portland-based producer has departed from the electronic textures of his past for something more homespun, acoustic, and introspective. This parallel dimension he discovered in his two year seclusion was one in which emotional energy defined the laws of what you see, of what you hear, based on how you feel. He came to know The Efferusphere as the emotional atmosphere of life on earth. In this dimension, you can physically see and feel the saturation of tension, joy, guilt, happiness. Emotional weather patterns and phenomena exist here.
This empathic album’s cerebral tenor exists in the realm of deep self-reflection and intimate searching. On The Efferusphere, Stell gets real with himself about how to be better. As he attempted to grasp and contextualize his internal self through the experimental tool of music and writing, in a moment of pure chance, he hit a special frequency that allowed him more awareness than ever before. That’s why each song explodes with life and deep thought, and why it’s clear how life-affirming music is for Stell.
His beginnings as an artist started in the electronic space. He gained global traction topping global viral charts and having his music appear in major brand campaigns for the likes of Apple, The Olympics, American Eagle, and more after his first releases via Foreign Family Collective and his debut album Superdream (Counter Records), but his long-term endeavor is one of evolution.
This forthcoming project is the ultimate representation of such. Truly genreless in nature, he is not confined by preconceived notions of modern sound.
He delves deeper into his emotional capacity and encourages those around him to open their eyes and do the same. All-encompassing, it’s a journey to the center that sees Stell exposing deeply intimate parts of himself to the listener: it vacillates from anthemic “Feel Good” moments in celebration of self, of return to euphoric joy found in the inner child, to colorful, yet tense indie-rock and power-pop electrified choruses that bring the outward world into his own experience. It’s an exploration of turmoil and frustration – but also of communal glee, life-changing connection, and how we relate to others through the guise of emotion. An exultation, it celebrates the darkness and light we all live within in an honest and truly raw manner. It’s an inescapable spiritual pull toward the undercurrent that exists all around us – The Efferusphere.
Jared Hobbs – Producer
Shameen Jamil – Producer
Barret Thomson – Director
Big Wild – Client
Deep Sky – Studio
Jack Ellis – Project Manager/Animation Lead
Adam DiTerlizzi – Co-Project Manager/Animator
Esli Becerra – Lead Compositor/3D Lead
Finn Sylwester – Lead Illustrator
Matthew Seely – Animator
Gaby West – Concept Designer
Sean Phoenix – 3D Animator
Kyle Nelson – 3D Artist
Elliott Bynum – 3D Assistance
Max Richards – Marketing Director
Courtney Courier – Publicity