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Just months after the release of his debut LP, Full Frontal Lunacy, Vexillary is back with a refreshed sound on his sophomore effort, ‘Crash and Yearn’.
Taking a rhythmic approach to darkwave and adding more vocals to the mix, Vexillary presents an evolved and more mature sound that evokes an emotional response from the listener throughout its 9 energetic tracks.
Loosely based on the Fall of Icarus, Crash and Yearn thematically takes the listener on a sonic journey destined for a doomed end that’s fully worth its pleasures along the way. “Your burnt wings tell a story, of odd fascinations one should never speak of” sings guest vocalist Baylee on the title track—crystalizing the concept of the album.
From the gripping opener ‘Come as Your Madness’, to the emotive album closer ‘The Fall’, Vexillary has crafted a cohesive technoid opera, ripe with decadent lyrics and lush production.
Ultimately, much like Icarus, with Crash and Yearn we’re witnessing Vexillary levelling up and pushing his limits as a producer and songwriter for our listening pleasure, with little regard for the sacrifices along the way.