CRYSTAL SKIES, Constellations (EP)
Although it’s been in the making for about the last five years, I think 2019 will be remembered as the year when heavier dubstep/EDM started focusing heavily on melodies that immediately draw in their audience. American electronic duo Crystal Skies (Aaron and Britian) are no exception to this and perhaps are leading the way with their recent EP Constellations. Crystal Skies wraps up the EP with “One More Night” which fools you into thinking it’s more on the quiet side, only to bring in some heart-accelerating vibes in the last 1:30 or so. The EP shifts gears with “On My Own” (featuring Satellite Empire) and particularly “Release Me” (with another vocal by Gallie Fisher). Both are much softer, with music that weaves around poignant lyrics. Fans of emotional bangers get treated at the end to “Feels Right” and “Never Change”, featuring amazing vocals by RUNN and Gallie Fisher respectively, who are both go-to’s in this sub-genre. But both voices sear through you and the big beats don’t disappoint. Constellations is a consistent effort that successfully blends music for your heart and your feet.