An easy to love storm of styles
We’ve all had that crisis where you can’t decide what music you’re in the mood for. It sucks, and you get stuck between EDM and pop-punk. Luckily Arthur Walwin exists for moments just like that, and ‘Hard To Love’ is a genre-defying release.
It’s hard to even talk about genre for ‘Hard To Love’. It’s equal parts EDM, acoustic and pop-punk while, at the same time, none of them. It’s just doing its own thing, with a structure and vocal that screams pop-punk, a strong acoustic presence and a bass-breaking EDM sound that breaks through the storm of styles. It even throws in a bit of a 1975 vibe, just to really mess with your expectations.
Not that any of this song is, for a second, disappointing. It’s such a mash up of sound that it keeps your interest all the way through, and it’s all so finely-tuned and flawlessly produced that it’s overwhelming. Walwin’s vocals are on top form, and Refraze’s mile-a-second verse is beyond comparison.
Arthur Walwin’s debut album ‘Sleepless’ is released on July 27. If ‘Hard To Love’ is anything to go off, ‘Sleepless’ is going to be a massive release not to be missed.