Conceptually poignant and musically intense – as per the character at its core – Mandi Crimmins unites effective song-writing with refreshingly rock-infused musicalities and cleverly captivating visuals for this new release.
Directly addressing the topic of the self, self image and the whole idea of being yourself, Anyone But Me holds attention for its raw and emotive take on the subject matter, and furthers this connection with a transformative video to accompany the process.
Mandi Crimmins portrays a particular image initially – the quiet, pop-kissed music and personal visual – and soon allows this to evolve into more alternative realms as the music becomes rock-soaked, energising and passionate; along with the story-line and mindset of the central protagonist.
Achieving an impressive balance between the memorable qualities of pop and the harder hitting traits of rock, Mandi Crimmins offers both clarity of image and intention with this single. Really nicely done. I look forward to hearing her future releases.