There is no doubt that Electronic Dance Music (EDM) has had an effect on the pop music landscape, bleeding its way into the tunes of Britney Spears, Selena Gomez and even Taylor Swift. But true EDM music is nothing close to mainstream, staying away from the radio but booming loud in clubs around the world.
However, Krewella, a band formed of two sisters (Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf) and a male producer (Kris Trindl) , has pushed their EDM music on the radio already. You've probably heard their summer smash, "Alive", on the radio over a million times. "Live For The Night", their most recent single, has taken the same trajectory up the charts. Their debut album, Get Wet, finally dropped today and it is nothing but non-stop house, club and dubstep ecstasy. Jahan and Yasmine's airy (yet equally fierce) vocals dominate Kris' beats and melodies composed of bleeps and bloops.
My favorite track of the album so far is "We Go Down", a euphoric end of the world track that has the girls chanting "If we go down, we all go down together" until the bass drops, chopping their vocals up into tiny harmonic pieces. The layered synths rise and fall with the song unpredictably, keeping you on your toes. The lyrics speak to the united hedonistic lifestyle our generation shares.