Crash and Burn is one of the latest singles from December Fades (Kevin Rogers). if you could imagine a more melodic, stripped-back ethereal version of Nine Inch Nails you’d get an idea for his aurally alchemic approach to Dark Pop.
Pale Waves may claim to have a Goth Pop sound, but let’s face it, they’re essentially Pop musicians in eyeliner. December Fades captures that raw melancholic alchemy from alternative genres and artists such as Radiohead, Placebo and Portishead and creates the perfect momentum with his piano-driven sound. The Los Angeles-based singer songwriter has a rare command of harmony and when it comes to pairing his resoundingly expressive lyrics with the progressive melodies in his soundscapes.
You can check out Crash and Burn for yourselves via Spotify.
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Review by Amelia Vandergast