CRNKN – The Grip (feat. Sara Kendall)
Veteran remixer CRNKN, known for colorful and eclectic reworks of Major Lazer and Alesso, among others, is dipping his toes back into the pool of original material with his latest single, “The Grip.” The track is a brooding and gritty, sparse and operatic — a slow and deliberate reverie that is made effective by its restraint.
Icy, forlorn vocals from singer Sara Kendall provide a charged atmosphere around the pulsing electronic beat, neither becoming overpowering or overwrought. The single is accompanied by an equally moody and cinematic video, which follows a dolorous Kendall around a series of increasingly surreal occurrences in a hotel room. An interesting and refreshing aesthetic exercise, watch the video for ‘The Grip” above.