Wyly Bigger’s Got A Problem With A ‘Broken Telephone’ In The Title Track From His New Album

Set for release on May 24, ‘Broken Telephone’ is the new single from Wyly Bigger, a singer songwriter from Marion, Arkansas. The track is from his new album of the same name, and is out on Madjack Records.

The sixth of 9 tracks on ‘Broken Telephone’, the title track is just one example of the bluesy, laid back stylings of Wyly Bigger, who grew up on the edge of the Mississippi River, and which clearly runs through his veins. He started playing piano at the age of 4, and learned songs by ear, just like his predecessors on the Delta. Still only 26, he’s a well-established part of the Memphis music scene these days, as well as taking his take on the Delta Blues over the border into Canada, and even establishing a presence for himself in Norway.

‘Broken Telephone’ is a love song of sorts; a man experiencing heartache and sorrow, and a sort of non-belief in the idea that the relationship could really be over. She’s walked out the door, and for whatever reason, his telephone hasn’t been working ever since. I mean – that’s got to be it, surely? It’s weird though – because when he tries to call her, a strange voice tells him not to call that number anymore. Yeah, there’s definitely something wrong with the phone.

Bigger’s drawly voice is the perfect match for the heartbroken misery of the song, and the double bass, steel guitar, languid piano, and horns (not forgetting the slow jangle of the tambourine) all come together in the aural equivalent of a hangdog expression. You just want to give him a big hug – or otherwise a kick up the butt to tell him to get over himself.

‘Broken Telephone’ is out on May 24. Find out more about Wyly Bigger and his music online on his official website, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

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