Here’s an in-depth interview with the band Mr. Big as they prepare to release their upcoming studio album, Defying Gravity.
Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, Eric Martin, Pat Torpey and Matt Starr sat down with Brad Tolinski of BackStory Events at The Cutting Room in New York to talk music and more.
A short live performance of new tracks from the album follows the interview.
Watch it here:
DEFYING GRAVITY deftly showcases that patented MR. BIG blend of crunch and melody, from the freight-train ride of opening cut “Open Your Eyes” to the harmony-laden wonderment of “Damn I’m in Love Again” to the grateful/wistful nostalgia of “1992” (recalling the days when the band was flying high atop the singles charts with their international #1 smash “To Be With You”) to the barnburning slide-blues closer, “Be Kind.” Overall, DEFYING GRAVITY is prime evidence that the only thing MR. BIG remains tethered to is their ongoing pursuit of achieving creative excellence.
DEFYING GRAVITY releases July 7. Find out more about at mrbigsite.com