UK prog rockers Big Big Train have released the official music video for “Last Eleven,” which you can watch below. The track is the first material released by the band to feature their new vocalist Alberto Bravin, but also the first material the band have written since the untimely death of their former vocalist David Longdon.
The song will be featured on the band’s next studio album, which is to be recorded in Italy in 2023. The music video was created by Steve Cadman.
“When I was at school, I was definitely not one of the cool kids,” explains Greg Spawton.“At a time when everyone else seemed to be into playing rugby and listening to punk and new wave, I could be found playing Dungeons & Dragons and listening to rock music. This song is based on those memories of school days and is about doing your own thing, finding your own way and not worrying about what other people think.”
“‘Last Eleven’ was the first Big Big Train song I worked on, and it immediately lit a spark in me,” says Bravin. “The lyrics hit deep inside.”
Drummer Nick D’Virgilio adds: “Greg sent me his initial, stripped-down demo and I was inspired immediately. The lyrics speak eloquently to what so many go through in life, Alberto‘s singing is beautiful, and the music is just cracking!!”
Big Big Train were recently forced to cancel some live shows in Europe owing to the cancellation of HRH Prog XIII in Leeds this September and the moving of the event to Sheffield in April 2023.
However the band do have three live shows remaining for this September. Keyboardist/vocalist Carly Bryant is unable to join the band for these dates for family reasons and will be replaced on these shows by Oskar Holldorff of Norwegian art rockers Dim Gray.
Big Big Train live dates:
- Sep 1: UK Southampton Thordon Hall, Chandler’s Ford (Warm Up Show)
- Sep 2: UK Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
- Sep 3: NED Zoertemeer Cultuurpodium Boerderij