Crywolf’s Slow Burn To Cataclasm

slowburn This time of year, that fleeting period at the golden end of the warm season, is considered to be when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is at its thinnest. One can almost feel it in the air; the sky darkens, the air becomes crisp, and the lingering presence of spirits is almost palpable. This sensation of feeling haunted – of carrying the weight of someone’s absence once they’re gone – seeps through the entirety of “Slow Burn,” the fourth single off of Crywolf’s highly anticipated debut album, Cataclasm. Over the course of these past four releases, long-time fans and new listeners alike have watched Phillips grow and evolve as he continues to make his departure from the world of EDM.

With an R&B influence that more than borders on sensual, this final glimpse into Cataclasm is thick and dark, kept afloat by Phillips’ soaring falsettos and infectious melodies. “Slow Burn” highlights the darker, more sinister side of Crywolf, while touching on his flair for nostalgia and romance. With foreboding synths and understated percussion, the song puts Phillips’ vocal and melodic prowess front and center; confirming his status as a true triple threat – producer, vocalist, and lyricist. Though Crywolf tracks tend to be structurally avant-garde – forsaking typical pop layouts for constantly evolving ones – purposefully crafted compositions like this one make it clear that he has the skills to hang with the best of pop artists when he so chooses. “Slow Burn” is the fourth and final installation before Cataclasm is released in full on November 20th. The pre-order for Cataclasm is available on iTunes. So order and share now.

“100 billion humans have lived and died over the course of history. If ghosts are real, there are 14 of them for every living person. Sometimes I’m convinced that they are real; I feel like I sense them daily — Permeating my skin as I spill my coffee. Exploring the crevices of my lungs as I breathe in and out. I’m fascinated by this word “Sillage,” which means “the scent that lingers in the air, the trail left in the water, the impression made in space after something or someone has been and gone; the trace of someone’s perfume.” Slow Burn is about the imprint a person leaves on you after they are gone — The particular shape of their absence. The realization that they are now just as defined by that absence as they once were by their presence. They are gone, but they won’t leave. Burrowed deep in your head, swimming around through your synapses… A nostalgia so strong that it’s painful.” – Crywolf

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Posted By: Joseph Noctum

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