Slick and dreamy production meets with a contemporary vocal wash and deeply emotive, honest lyrics for this heartfelt story-telling ode from JAXSIX.
In memory of Anthony Williams, Jr. – AKA “Big Ant” – CRASH offers up a catchy hook loaded with equal parts melancholy and addictive melody, and promises a modern sound but with heart-breaking truthfulness to the lyrical progression.
JAXSIX manages to craft an alt-pop, emo-rap style hyper-trap release, yet also a song that speaks volumes on behalf of personal turmoil and the impact of death.
Rather than dwelling on the depression of the subject matter, JAXSIX takes a creatively free approach to dealing with the struggle of this story. Losing a loved one has been the fuel to the fire, and the resulting artistry, the resulting single, takes a bold and soulful look at the situation, the details that led to it, and refreshes in its energy and musical optimism; which fall in stark contrast with the pain and separation of the lyrics.
Featuring an almost EDM-style electronic soundscape, with heavy bass-work and a juxtaposed lightness from the synth melodies elsewhere, CRASH keeps things genuine and literal in its depiction of loss. At the same time, effective song-writing remains at the forefront, and so you get that groove, that hook, and the strangely euphoric sense of sadness at the heart of the experience.