First Listen: Crankdat unfurls emotionally charged, dynamic single, ‘Falling’
Crankdat has returned with newest single “Falling,” sure to be a new fixture in his live sets. The Ohio-based music maker is known for his multi-colored production propensity. Whether he’s releasing rock-ready electronic tracks, heavy-hitting dubstep, or lighter crossover tunes, Crankdat has a proven track record lending his green thumb to multi-genre production vines. “Falling” serves as a continuation of his audacious experimental pursuits.
Initially, the listener sees Crankdat tap into his ethereal side thanks to an opening primed with lofty vocals and matching, minimal bell synths, which allow the poignant lyrics to shine through. A minute into the release, a quickening of pace yields an uptick in energy and the entrance of exasperating video game synth work, a seamless addition to the release’s chosen label housing, Monstercat’s sprawling trophy case of game-y tunes. The drop sees Crankdat draw from a variety of inspirations including monstrous ad libs and an ebbing and flowing bass line that keeps the listener engaged through moments of reprieve from the harder-hitting elements.
Crankdat recently spoke to Dancing Astronaut about the release:
“‘Falling’ was a ton of fun to produce. I haven’t done a melodic song since ‘Do You Mind,’ and I really wanted to make something powerful that also makes you feel something. The last drop is one of my favorites I’ve ever done.”
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