Crystal Castles did it again. The duo shared a third track from their fourth album, Amnesty (I), and it does certainly lives up the hype created by the previously released “Femen” and “Concrete”.
“Char” reminds one of the 8-bit atmospheres of their debut album Crystal Castles, while at the same time showcasing the incredible skills of CC’s new singer, Edith Frances. In fact, t is one of their very few tracks – along with the never forgotten “Celestica” – featuring un-distorted vocals, and considering Frances’ talent, we hope to hear more.
I speak as loud as the volume I listen to music, and this is probably symptomatic of my love for pop music: I love pop music because it is often unapologetically in-your-face, it shouts rather than tell, it drives you crazy. And after 21 years loving pop music, I think I’ve completely gone mad. It all started in 1997, when my mum bought me my first cassette: needless to say, it was ‘Barbie Girl’ by Aqua, and from that point on, it’s been a never-ending loving relationship between me and music. I study, work and live life part-time, and listen to music full-time.