BEST NEW TRACK: SAINT WKND FT. MAX - SURVIVE
The electronic music genre has become over saturated with a lot of people who think they have an ear for music. It very rarely makes us feel anything except that we need a swig of tequila to keep moving against the vibrations. And then there are producers, like German native SAINT WKND, who do EDM the right way. He knows that worthwhile tracks can't be created — that synths must be used as any other instrument in a band to add texture and layers. And that usually can't be accomplished alone.
SAINT WKND & MAX - SURVIVE
For his latest release, "Survive," he calls on singer MAX to add a little soul to his sound. The final product is like nothing we've experienced before. The first notes of "Survive" are a sonic boom. They are an intense call to attention. Synths burst through like the air of a blow horn until MAX's restrained voice pours in, and then comes the trap-like chorus with heavy bass drops. And what he says—about romantic realizations—is just as affecting as the ping-ponging melodies: "Now I see it clearly, you’re not near me / Don’t need you to survive." It's a bit strange—how soul, pop, and synths fuse together—like a fissy drink that tickles your nose.
What is great about something so off the mainstream path is that since it is beyond industry fads, it will likely stand the test of time.