Danny Elfman – Big Mess (Download Free album Zip)
Big Mess is the second studio album of American singer, musician, and composer Danny Elfman. It was released by Anti- and Epitaph Records on June 11, 2021.
The album is Elfman’s first studio album outside of his film compositions since the 1994 album Boingo with his former band Oingo Boingo, and his first solo pop release since the 1984 album So-Lo, although the release is often also attributed to Oingo Boingo.
Elfman had initially written two songs, “Sorry” and “Happy”, his first non-commissioned songs since Oingo Boingo disbanded, that were intended to debut at Coachella in 2020.
The show was also planned to feature a number reworked film scores and Oingo Boingo songs, but was cancelled due to the COVID pandemic. A complete album was then written, unplanned, with Elfman describing how once started he “couldn’t stop” and ultimately recorded 18 songs.
The album was teased with a series of singles, beginning with “Happy” in October 2020, and continuing from January 2021 on the 11th date of each month.
The album comprises two “heavily contrasting” halves and ends with a reworking of the Oingo Boingo song “Insects” from the album Nothing to Fear.