The Big Takeover Release Sweet Retro Bop "Shy"
Hailing from the Hudson Valley of New York, seven-piece band The Big Takeover are bringing retro and reggae back into the modern world with their addictive soul anthems. Led by the magnetic Nee Nee Rushie, the band have spent nearly a decade merging their vast talents for a distinct brand of classic Jamaican sonic palettes meets old-school Motown meets everything else — no matter what The Big Takeover produce, it’s bound to be a sweet smash of big-band perfection.
Today, The Big Takeover premiered their new single “Shy” over on Atwood Magazine. Hear what Nee Nee told The Music Mermaid about the track below.
“Shy” is a jangling, shimmering example of what The Big Takeover accomplishes over and over again — each member pummels through the soundscape they’ve built to emerge victorious, seven distinct personalities and talents operating at their highest caliber. “Shy” is the kind of hyper-sweet retro ditty we’d have been bopping to decades earlier — booming percussion, jangly claps, blaring horns, and so many more sonic details fill the space around Nee Nee’s dreamy delivery. There’s no stopping “Shy.” Through and through, it’s thrumming with smile-inducing bops and beats despite the bittersweet subject matter, resulting in yet another sunny singalong from a band that could do it all if they wanted to — lucky for us, they do.
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Featured photo of The Big Takeover by Michael Bloom