Pigeons & Planes/Big.Ass.Kids Announce ‘See You Next Year 2’ Compilation Album + Drop “Big Bank” Video

Pigeons & Planes/Big.Ass.Kids Announce 'See You Next Year 2' Compilation Album + Drop "Big Bank" Video

Pigeons & Planes and Big.Ass.Kids announce ‘See You Next Year 2’ compilation album

Paris Texas, Kenny Mason, and Billy Lemos join forces for “Big Bank”

Pigeons & Planes and indie label Big.Ass.Kids are set to release ‘See You Next Year 2’ via Warner Music Group’s ADA Worldwide. It’s an eccentric compilation album of hip-hop, alternative, and indie music, featuring Kenny Mason, Paris Texas, Monte Booker, and other buzzing artists to watch. It follows ‘See You Next Year 1’ which was executive produced by Mike Dean, featuring Teezo Touchdown and Fana Hues who both went on to have breakout years in 2023. The collection of songs were recorded at the iconic Shangri-La Studio, owned by renowned producer Rick Rubin. The album is slated to be released on March 29, while the lead single, “Big Bank” by Paris Texas, Kenny Mason, and Billy Lemos has been released alongside the announcement today, January 12.

Big Bank” is a synth heavy track with punching verses and a short, yet captivating hook that anchors the entire song. Duo Paris Texas take on the opening and closing verses, blending seamlessly sonically. Kenny Mason leads on the hook and middle verse. Kenny can be heard switching between his high energy cadence and melancholy heavy drawl. Billy Lemos handled production and brought his instrument heavy sound to execute the track’s alternative hip-hop vibe. The song is energetic and toes the line between a banger and mid tempo track.

‘See You Next Year’ is an annual emerging artist discovery platform and multi-tiered campaign created by Pigeons & Planes and Big.Ass.Kids. ‘See You Next Year’ champions the selected artists through the next phase of their careers by sharing storytelling, live performance moments, exclusive content and editorial support throughout the campaign. Fans will get a behind-the-scenes look at the Shangri-La recording sessions for ‘SYNY 2’ through video, editorial, and social content over the next months.

Pigeons & Planes/Big.Ass.Kids Announce 'See You Next Year 2' Compilation Album + Drop "Big Bank" Video

See You Next Year 2‘ Artist Class:

Kenny Mason

Paris Texas

Monte Booker

skaiwater

King Isis

Binki

Billy Lemos

AG Club

ICECOLDBISHOP

Deb Never

Chase Plato

Love Spells

Hamond

Junior Varsity

‘See You Next Year 2’ was recorded at the iconic Shangri-La Studio owned by legendary producer Rick Rubin. Located in Malibu, California, Shangri-La has developed the mystical reputation of providing a peaceful utopian environment, void of distractions where artists are naturally inspired to become their best selves by tapping into their interior voices. Numerous artists have since recorded at Shangri-La under Rubin’s ownership, including Adele, Kanye West, Eminem, and Ed Sheeran.

Pigeons & Planes/Big.Ass.Kids Announce 'See You Next Year 2' Compilation Album + Drop "Big Bank" Video

The collaborative spirit at Shangri-La permeated through everyone involved, from the artists to the producers and executives leading the project. le’Roy Benros, President of Big.Ass.Kids, expressed, “Making ‘SYNY2’ at Shangri-La was purely magical. You can feel the creative energy flowing through the environment. Schedules were thrown out the window, bedrooms and living rooms were turned into studio stations, artists were experimenting and freely popping into each other’s sessions.” This sentiment was echoed by Paris Texas, who emphasized the unique chemistry fostered at Shangri-La, stating, “Man oh man, Louie, Kenny and Felix do it again. Doing chemistry in Shangri-La almost made that bitch blow up!” This in-person chemistry highlighted by Paris Texas distinguishes the project from recent releases. Jacob Moore, Founder of Pigeons and Planes, observed, “For eight days while ‘See You Next Year 2’ was made at Shangri-La, this recording camp felt like the entire world. There was a collective energy unlike anything I’ve ever experienced – operating at a different vibration than the online world where we spend so much time creating and consuming. The current era of music comes with a lot of pressure and expectations, but this album was the result of an environment that felt pure and free in ways that are so rare today. I think that’s really important when it comes to creative work, and needed now more than ever.”

‘SYNY 1’ received considerable coverage from many major notable publications.

‘See You Next Year 2’ created a memorable, once in a lifetime recording experience for an exciting young class of emerging artists.

Pigeons & Planes/Big.Ass.Kids Announce 'See You Next Year 2' Compilation Album + Drop "Big Bank" Video

About Paris Texas:
Since joining forces in the late 2010s, the members of Paris Texas, Louie Pastel and Felix, have crafted some of hip-hop’s most singularly confounding songs—and accompanied them with videos that are at once narratively clever and hallucinatory, a rush of nostalgia and invention at once. After earning national acclaim with ‘Boy Anonymous’ and ‘Red Hand Akimbo’, two brief but essential drops from 2021, Paris Texas began pushing even further—becoming more musically adventurous and radically honest, their work a natural extension of their drive to unsettle listeners and subvert expectations. Filtered through songs that are rough and serrated or pulsing and playful, this ethos—of commitment to whatever fee.

Pigeons & Planes/Big.Ass.Kids Announce 'See You Next Year 2' Compilation Album + Drop "Big Bank" Video

About Kenny Mason:
Kenny first broke out in the rap space in 2019 with his buzzing single “Hit”, which catapulted him from Atlanta’s underground DIY scene to the national spotlight. As Kenny continued to release more music, he became increasingly known for his versatility and unique sound. His bars and genre-bending abilities that incorporates elements of 90’s punk, grunge, hip-hop and more, sets him apart from the rest. Kenny Mason has received critical acclaim from press. His 2019 single “G.O.A.T.” was also featured in season one of HBO’s hit show, “Euphoria”. Kenny released his debut album ‘Angelic Hoodrat’ in 2020, followed by the alternative version ‘Angelic Hoodrat: Supercut’ in 2021. The latter expanded upon the themes he set forth on the original debut album, showcasing his sweeping vocal range and well-earned reputation for stretching beyond the confines of rap.

Pigeons & Planes/Big.Ass.Kids Announce 'See You Next Year 2' Compilation Album + Drop "Big Bank" Video

About Billy Lemos:
At 25 years old, Billy Lemos pieces together songs instinctively, understanding genres not for what they are but what he thinks they could be. Lemos’ path as a producer began in his bedroom as a teenager in the early 2010s, first dabbling in dubstep before he found the burgeoning lofi beat scene in 2016. From there, Lemos arrived at a hybrid sound that straddled that world and the indie pop terrain of his favorites like Dirty Projectors, Steve Lacy, and Vampire Weekend (Rostam would later handpick Lemos to remix his 2021 track “From the Back of the Cab”). With his 2020 debut LP, ‘Wonder’, he formalized the collective aspect of his craft working with a number of featured artists, and with his 2023 EP ‘Control Freak’, he furthered it fully and tangibly.