Weezer Frontman Featured On New Big Data Song About Edward Snowden

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With a play on words on Edward Snowden, Big Data has released their new song “Snowed In,” which features Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo on vocals, via Pitchfork. The track captures Cuomo’s signature falsetto tones, that nicely contrast with the track’s heavy use of synth.

According to Alan Wilkis, Big Data, the track was inspired by the story of Edward Snowden, who famously leaked confidential NSA’s surveillance programs to the media, to which resulted in him escaping from the US. “Rivers and I envisioned the character speaking from the perspective of the NSA,” Wilkis explained, “Alternating between his own internal monologue and his public statements to the press. The character makes assurances that everything will be ok, as if sometimes speaking to himself and sometimes to everybody.”

Take a listen to the track below and be sure to stayed tuned for details about Big Data’s new album 2.0 to be released March 24, 2015, via Warner Bros. Records. Also catch them at the SXSW KCRW show perfuming alongside Odesza, Børns & Delta Spirit at The Parish for KCRW’s official SXSW showcase on the evening of Wednesday, March 18.

Be sure to catch some of their tour dates this Summer!

03/15/14 – Tempe, AZ @ Tempe Beach Park for Pot of Gold Music Festival
03/18/15 – Austin, TX @ The Parish – KCRW’s SXSW Showcase
03/24/15 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom* – TICKETS
03/25/15 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair* – TICKETS
03/26/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts* – TICKETS
03/27/15 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat* – TICKETS
03/28/15 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion (CD102.5Day Side A Show) – TICKETS
03/30/15 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall* – TICKETS
03/31/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe* – TICKETS
04/01/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Club* – TICKETS
04/02/15 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter w/ ON AN ON – TICKETS
04/03/15 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop* – TICKETS
04/04/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PA Stage AE* – TICKETS
04/06/15 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory* – TICKETS
04/07/15 – Buffalo, NY @ Showplace Buffalo* – TICKETS
04/17/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Centennial Olympic Park (Sweetwater 420 Fest)- TICKETS
05/08/15 – Tampa, FL @ Florida State Fairgrounds & MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre (Big Guava Fest) – TICKETS

*w/ ON AN ON & CHAPPO