Japanese genre-blenders Crossfaith channel rock, metal, rap and grime on their new single ‘Gimme Danger’ (ft. ralph), out now via UNFD alongside a new music video.
Speaking of the song, frontman Kenta Koie says: “We decided to write new music to heal people and boost their minds. We still can’t play live, but we can deliver new music to our fans and I’m pretty sure that is our role under these circumstances,” he shares, adding that the vocal feature of grime-inspired local rapper ralph brought both an energy, intensity and chemistry to the song.
“On ‘Gimme Danger’ we welcome ralph, an upcoming rapper who has the essence of grime. We feel a real chemistry, and our fans can catch new feelings with it. Those moments where people have a new experience are more important than just making music – we want to achieve something which we haven’t figured out already, so our exploring will keep going.”
‘Gimme Danger‘ also features an audio sample of the audience clapping during Crossfaith’s last headline tour in Japan. Meanwhile, its cover art by Gage Lindsten is this artists’ rendering of the Crossfaith character / icon SPECIES X, first introduced on the band’s 2015 ‘Xeno’ album.