A Great Big World blind-sighted the music industry with their debut smash hit, Say Something ft. Christina Aguilera. This vulnerable, moving ballad allowed people across the globe to sob in their cars on the way to work without shame, and worked it’s way up to #1 on the billboard charts.
Despite what their first single might have lead you to believe, the band actually has two lead singers: Chad and Ian. The talented duo cowrite every track on both of their albums, with a crisp indie folk/pop sound that can’t help but draw you in.
They recently released the video for their newest single, “Won’t Stop Running”, an uplifting and inspiring ear-worm that tugs at the heartstrings, telling the stories of some amazing people who have survived everything from bullying to cancer.
½ of the duo, Chad, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and was told that he would be paralyzed within a seven years. Nine years later, he’s still standing and creating inspiring music with an empowering message.
Among the 13 powerful video guest appearances, we meet Philip Galbert, an LGBTQ advocate who survived abuse, rape, homelessness, and suicide, who dances in the face of his tumultuous past. We’re also introduced to Sawyer Devuyst, a transgender actor and model who allows us to see his scars and glimpse his powerful story.
The video also goes a step farther and interviews every person in the video and allows them a platform to speak on their specific struggles. The message remains astonishingly moving. Despite every single one of the incredible hurdles these people have faced, they survived. They kept running.
Check out the video, as well as the behind the scenes interviews linked below, especially if you just enjoy feeling feels and loving people. And don’t worry about me, I only cried like seven times.