Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe with Steve Ferrone, Kenny Aronoff and John Ginty—What “Big Love” Can Do

It’s worth taking notice when a legendary drummer shows up on a track backing a mostly unknown artist, but when three of the biggest names in the world of drumming are contributing to that track, it bears dropping everything to go take a listen; the phrase, “Stop the presses” comes to mind, and that’s just what we did at Drumhead.

While you may have not yet heard of Lauren Monroe, it’s a safe bet that you will soon, especially if you’re a drummer. Her single that just dropped last week, “Big Love,” features contributions from Steve Ferrone, Kenny Aronoff and Def Leppard’s Rick Allen. The recording, vocals and instrumentation (all provided by a list of top-shelf session and touring musicians) are all impressive, but for us drummers, it is the percussive bed of this powerful message-driven track that grabs the ear as much as anything. Three drum sets and a beautifully crafted percussion part give the song a huge drum sound with a touch of world music feel, but it’s the power-pop hook that you might not be able to shake for the rest of the day after hearing it.

You know you want it, so let’s talk about “Big Love.”