Being home over Thanksgiving break meant that I was doing a lot of driving, and a lot of driving means constantly switching radio stations to find the right song to embarrassingly jam out to. This led me to discover A Great Big World. If they sound familiar, it’s because they have a song out right now called “Say Something” featuring Christina Aguilera. I was instantly captivated by the heartbreaking love ballad that I immediately had to go and find more songs by them.
In that search, I rediscovered their song “This Is the New Year” which had launched them into fame when the cast of Glee performed it months ago on the show. Although New Year’s is several weeks away, this upbeat tune will keep you going through finals (which are approaching way too quickly). Not only are the lyrics catchy, the music video contains A Great Big World and their friends dancing crazily to the song. It instills some hope, inspiration, and happiness into listeners, and who doesn’t need that during finals?