A Great Big World Cover Imagine Dragons, Perform Their Own Hit

May 2, 2013 3:32 pm

A Great Big World is really living up to its name.

The New York City-based duo of Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino stopped by On Air With Ryan Seacrest to perform their hit “This Is the New Year” – which was covered on Glee – and another song called “Rockstar,” as well as cover Imagine Dragons’ “It’s Time.”

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While they were here, we also chatted with Ian and Chad about how they met (as students at New York University) their dream collaborations, and musical inspirations, amongst other topics.

As for how they came up with A Great Big World, “We wanted to pick a name that was larger than life,”  explained Ian. “It hit something with us when we say it … kind of like you can dream and do anything.”

A Great Big World will be hitting the road May 21. To check out when they’ll be coming to a town near you, go here.

“This Is the New Year” Performance:

“Rockstar” Performance:

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