Axl & Arth dropped their first single back in 2015 and have since then made a musical journey from electro house and big room to a purer pop sound and with their latest release ‘Criminal’ the leap is completed.
‘Criminal’ starts off with the captivating chorus and then moves on to a mellow well-executed verse where singer Jimmy Burney‘s soulful vocals are accompanied by a tight beat and piano chords, leading up to the – at this point already well established – chorus.
Lyrically the song is about coping with your inner struggles in a high performing society, feeling like an invisible outcast in the herd of polished facades – something Axl & Arth have illustrated with the deadpan face in the artwork.
‘Criminal’ is, however, despite its somewhat dark theme, a melodic uplifting pop song that has every potential to crawl its way into charts and playlists across the streaming platform.
Stream this single below.