The Bigger Picture – Bullets Little Thoughts (2021)

Influenced by the likes of Muse, Editors, Arcane Roots and Biffy Clyro, The Bigger Picture has a diverse melting pot of inspiration. Founded in 2019, the UK-based fivesome came together to share a new breed of alternative rock with the masses. Using dynamic guitars and “a slew of synthesisers…”, the group already has a kaleidoscopic dimension to their sound. Featured on Honk Magazine, YMX, Chalkpit Records and various other press, the band is reaching audiences on a global scale. The latest addition to their repertoire is ‘Bullets Little Thoughts’.

Following their debut single ‘Sparkle’ (read our review here), The Bigger Picture release their alternative rock track ‘Bullets Little Thoughts’. Reminiscent of Biffy Clyro with a dash of All Time Low, but always retaining the distinctive eclecticism, the UK-based quintet packs a powerful punch with the new single. Combining distorted guitars with dynamic guitar licks, pounding drums and strong synths, ‘Bullets Little Thoughts’ is quite hard-hitting but with an underlying intimacy that connects with the more vulnerable side of a listener. Yet, while the melody is soul-stirring on its own, the lyricism and vocal arrangement showcase the band’s innovativeness.

The second single from the group’s upcoming EP a ghost & a wish, ‘Bullets Little Thoughts’ is “…both ponderously powerful and delicate across the journey of the whole song.” Touching on evocative issues of isolation, uncertainty, frustration, self-doubt and inner turmoil, the track takes us into a chaotic mindset. Insightful and reflective, ‘Bullets Little Thoughts’ explores the complexities of memory, emotion and consequences of distressing thoughts. The Bigger Picture share that the track exposes “…the uncertainty and chaos that often generate inside of a mind while dwelling on memories around what it seems like an endless circle, making a person feel ‘under fire’…”

While the lyricism is certainly evocative, it is the vocal arrangement that enhances the vulnerability of the artists. The richness of the male vocals is underlined by a haunting female accompaniment making it appear (or rather sound) more substantial. Polished vocal execution is effortlessly merged with sophisticated instrumentation resulting in a mature sound; however, the fragility of the song nods to a sense of innocent naivety. Teetering on the cusp of mature introspection and wistful innocence, ‘Bullets Like Thoughts’ is a sonic representation of psychological organised chaos.

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