Since forming in Melbourne in the second half of the 2000s, Big Scary has been a partnership between Tom Iansek and Jo Syme. Syme plays drums while Iansek plays guitar and keys and has produced the majority of the band’s recorded output. In the early years, such as on Big Scary’s 2011 debut album, Vacation, it was fair to call Iansek the band’s lead vocalist. These days, however, those duties are more evenly split.
Me and You is Big Scary’s fifth studio album and the duo’s second consecutive release to be a true, meet-in-the-middle collaboration. Though, compared to its predecessor, 2021’s Daisy, which centred on synthesisers and pop-opera playfulness, Me and You is a more restrained and earnest collection of songs.