Having made his professional debut at age 10 alongside his saxophonist father, Joshua Crumbly, is an experienced and talented musician whose latest release is an experimental, instrumental tour de force.
"New Rock Thingy" is taken from the 28-year-old's forthcoming, debut solo album, Rise, and is a compelling piece of music. Although clocking in at just under two and a half minutes, the track features a chest-thumping bassline, electronic flourishes and a mini-jazz freak-out at its climax. Speaking toHypebeast about the track he had this to say:
For me, 'New Rock Thingy' is the epitome of one of the concepts I had behind the album, which was to put the songs together in a different way than I had experienced before. My thinking was, if the songs’ construction could offer a different journey for myself and the musicians, that maybe that could also translate to a unique experience for the listener.
Rise is set for release May 15.