Finally Free (Big Stir Digital Single No. 25)
We kick off the Third Wave of BIG STIR DIGITAL SINGLES – the final 12 for 2019! – with a throwback to the roots in more ways than one. KAI DANZBERG, the Hanover, Germany-based pop wünderkind who helped inaugurate the series last year and kicked off 2019 with his acclaimed Big Stir Records release NOT ONLY SUNSHINE, is back with a brand new song And as if that's not enough, we've got TWO B-sides in the form of a pair of all-new remixes of beloved tracks from the current album!
“Finally Free” b/w “Not Only Sunshine (Unplugged Mix) featuring Helma” and “Your Shiny Eyes (AC's Laid-Bach Mix)” will see release Friday, April 19, and are available for pre-order now. The special 3-track package goes for the same $1 as a standard 2-track Digital Single and can be purchased here:
We can only describe the new track as charming in the extreme as our young artist takes us back to a musical setting from earlier in the past century than expected. Kai explains, “The new single is kind of different from what I've done before. To me it’s still power pop, but it goes more in a direction of the 1940s. It's inspired by Disney musicals and musicals in general – I really love those string arrangements! The lyrics this time are far from autobiographical... it's just a story. Kind of a happy story but with a tragic ending!”
On the double B-side blast, Danzberg reimagines the title track to his latest album in a breezy acoustic setting, with the lead vocal handed off to guest singer HELMA along the way. It's yet a third interpretation of the tune including the original and “Reprise” versions on Not Only Sunshine. “Your Shiny Eyes” is likewise stripped down and rearranged, but lacks none of the groove and chamber-pop flourishes that made the original version such a standout.
Not Only Sunshine, along with a very generous selection of KAI DANZBERG's back catalog on CD, vinyl, and digital download, are available here on the Big Stir Records website: