Big Yen

Big Yen


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Punkadelic Music with hip hop back beats and acoustic melodies from the soul somehow find some pop sensibility with Big Yen. Good music isn't just one thing. San Diego-based songwriter and artist James Frolio isn't tethered by genre or industry norms to make music that moves you. Big Yen features a revolving line up of Frolio’s close friends and creative collaborators; Since performing alongside up and coming regional acts such as Of Good Nature, The Destinators, FeelFree, Tyler Boone and more, the only guarantee here is that “any song will have my whole soul in it.” – Frolio. Yen, in Chinese, means a lifelong yearning or desire. In this case, Big Yen is the strong desire to make music that truly moves people. Big Yen’s 2020 debut single "Backflip" was produced by John Shields of the rambunctious hip hop duo Little Stranger. The newest single, "Trips Me Out", is a punk rock mediation on modern love with psychedelic ruminations leaving you toe tapping till the end.