This track is first single of the Australian duo's second upcoming album, Not Art. I'm guilty of quickly falling for the spacious soundscape that exists in this song. I appreciate when there is room created for a listener to almost feel physically present in a synthetic environment, taking in the vocals as spiritual omnipresence. This musical sentiment pairs well with the band's abstract intention. Iansek sings, "It's not a book, it's not a throne, it is you I require... but I will forfeit all my love because I know you're up above somewhere."
In addition to lead singer and instrumentalist Iansek, Big Scary includes drummer and back-up vocalist Joanna Syme. The pair crosses genres, producing everything from garage rock pop hits to pensive ballads. You can check out "Gladiator" and many more over on their SoundCloud.