Who gives f*ck about trends, right? That shit cray. This shit legit is CRAY. AF.
No, but like it is legitimately CRAY, and before I riddle myself into the poorest adaptation of Who’s On First that sort of feels like the song that gets on everybody’s nerves. Softly to myself, and this is how it goes.
Oh fvck. Let me be transparent here. CRAY is the name of this LA based producer on the rise, and honestly this is love at first listen. BRB, visited CRAY’s soundcloud page to listen to her latest track, “Infinity Signs,” that premiered on NEST HQ. BRB. Must scrape jaw from floor because this music is just so wow. TLOP might take a break, because literally every track, from the middle finger emoji to the flame and the little boy and girl one too. There is a pill and a wave, some pixelated images to match the video game sounds coming in and out of these tracks, and everything seems representative of everything else. Especially familiar and pleasing to the ear is the gold coin clink from Mario Bros. that sounds just as much like Porter Robinson. Dark melodics mixed with soft but deep, very steadily breathing percussions, plus plenty of other noise to fill otherwise stagnant air. Experimental sounds mixed with trap and bending sound waves, that are easily and excitedly rode from beginning to end, and before you know it you have reached land. Or the end of the entire music catalogue, and it is time to start again.
Run that back and press play again, to the reason for this writeup. “Infinity Signs” looks different before even pressing play on the track. It is represented not by bunch of pixels, but a picture of her laying down with a bottle of confetti, covering her face and revealing a nautical tattoo on the outside of her hand. She mentions in the caption that this track special to her, excited to share it with us for free. It is soothing even when dark and low, but it sure goes deep. It feels almost loopy and eternal as the title would suggest. Deep synths expand and contract in a way that you can almost see the sound waves moving through the air. It is intense, but it feels so good and warrants an expletive in certain parts that grab hold of you from the inside. They catch you right in the feels, as does everything about CRAY.
I’ll say it one more time, this shit is CRAY.
It is all free. That shit CRAY.