Frequent collaborators Marshmello and Slushii are the cutting edge of doling out poppy, buoyant dance music to the masses. The pair’s first collaboration, “Twinbow,” was received as a charming ballad which left both fans and critics yearning for more.
Now the two confectionary producers have teamed up once again, this time in the attempt to bring a completely new canon into their candy-pop style of EDM. That’s right, “There X2” ventures into the realm of punk-rock with emo-affected vocals melded onto the pair’s party bass elements. Bright arpeggios, toy box synths, and reverb bass mark the track, bringing a hopeful appeal to a genre that is typically known for fast-paced, hard-edged melodies and stripped-down instrumentation.
Given Marshmello’s last single, “You & Me,” where the producer debuted his own singing, perhaps this new merging of sounds should’ve have been expected.