Trap doesn’t come much darker than up and coming Alternative artist JAY DVRDEN’s seminal single “Sad Witch”. If you could imagine what it would sound like if Trent Reznor started to dabble with Trap, you’ll get a good idea of what to expect when you hit play on the deeply melancholic track.
The pensively magnetic vocals find their perfect place in the inventively orchestrated soundscape which pairs reverb-drenched synths with striking orchestral layers. With their Grunge-laden unique approach to Sad Witch, JAY DVRDEN found the perfect balance between emotivity and ingenuity.
But Sad Witch is so much more than a playlist-worthy mix. It provides a snapshot of the ennui which is defining a new generation of artists of all inclinations. It may not be as acclaimed as Linkin Park and Jay-Z’s infamous collaboration, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve to be.
You can check out the official video to JAY DVRDEN’s standout track Sad Witch for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast