Londoners Oi Va Voi have built a sterling reputation over the last eighteen years for their modern reinterpretations of the classic East European and Jewish sounds that form part of their musical heritage.
New single Big Brother continues that fine tradition of theirs, again featuring the voice of Zohara, taking the essence of the storytelling that forms a vital part of so many cultures – the sense of continuity, of sharing – born from community.
If you ever had to wear hand me downs, or a piece of clothing that didn’t fit the intended person but almost fit you, Big Brother will create an instant bond with your memories.
Even outside the literal meanings of the lyrics, it’s easy enough to pick up on a more subtle message, one of how things, traditions and memories, good or bad can be passed on – or tossed away – like a worn out shoe or frayed coat.
Big Brother is the second single from the upcoming album Memory Drop which is set for release on November 9th via V2 Benelux.
The band will also be playing a hometown gig at OMEARA in London on the 26th of July – you can get details about that here. You can find out more about the band and other upcoming dates around Europe by checking out their Facebook page.