It all began in a blaze of glory for EDM outfit Krewella some 3 years or more now, they all too soon found themselves being the top draw at new music showcases and music festivals Ultra, Electric Daisy, SXSW, and consequently were decorated with an International Dance Music Award for “Best Breakthrough Artists”.
After showing so much promise, they came off the wheels for a bit with the singer/songwriting Krewella sisters Jahan and Yasmine acrimoniously parting company with their third member in producer Kris “Rain Man” Trindl.
And ever since we’ve been left hanging on whether the now duo would knock out some new tunes and more to the point if they did, would they still be as large and power lit with promise as with, what went before.
It is true to say, that Krewella broke out at the height of when the EDM trend was going at it hammer and tongs with heavy bangers. They were very much looked upon as youngblood prepped with an arsenal of creative ideas, and that the girls both fronted the band as singers kinda set them apart.
The hiatus is now over and little by little Krewella have begun to reveal tracks off of their forthcoming “Ammunition” EP.
My interest is a little piqued towards latest track “Broken Record” as not only does it show itself to be etched in a veil of subtly which old Krewella probably wouldn’t have thought a possibility in their break-out days of putting out BAM, BAM beats. Nevertheless, it shows that in moving on, Krewella can re-write their own un-rule book and explore evermore further afield. More importantly, with a realization that substance over content can lead them into an area of pop influenced EDM which shows a greater extent of their musicianship and really highlights that the girls strengths as vocalists should not be dismissed. Since they actually show a great deal of emotively sought passion in the way they serve their candidly dealt vox on this.
“Broken Record” is somewhat a surprise offering from Krewella which I don’t look on them as mellowing out, more as growing out in artistry and depth. Amongst the familiar strains of narrative angst, by and large the vocals sound quiet becomingly heaven sent.