Vancouver’s CRNKSHFT have a new single out, the punchy, invigorating “Innocence”, mixed and mastered by Kane Churko (Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch). This track is the first in a series of singles that they are releasing in an attempt to gain radio traction before committing to a full-length record.
Lyrically, the song itself taps into the idea that in a world of cancel culture, no one is truly innocent and harps on this fact by asking people, “Are we all so innocent?”. Musically, the band tells fans to expect “devastation”. They continue to explain:
“Turn everything you loved about us up to 10. We have changed through the years, but the core of our style will always be the same; we write with dark topics and heavy guttural crunch, and tempo shifts. Fans that have been with us for awhile can hear the changes, but it always has that CRNKSHFT vibe.
We like to also thank Ryan Van Poederooyen (DTP, Imonolith) for laying down the epic drum track for our new single! When our drummer at the time left right before we wanted to start recording Innocence, we were in an obvious bind. Luckily, he left us with a decent demo track for the single and as it turns out we had another stroke of luck with Ryan ready to go at The Armoury Studios in Vancouver.”
The single is prime radio rock, hard enough to satisfy headbangers and catchy enough to be a listener’s first foray into the heavier side of music. Listeners can expect passionate emotional swings, combined with an explosion of energy.
The band recently released a music video for “Innocence”, which can be viewed at https://youtu.be/zMbFCw3Ic3k
Looking to start a band that flowed between genres and refused to be pigeonholed, CRNKSHFT released their first EP “Heavy F***ing Rock” in 2012, which was followed by a self-titled EP in 2016. This new single is the first release since then, but there will be more to come. When CRNKSHFT returns to the stage, fans can expect “Face Melting Hard F*ing Rock”.
CRNKSHFT is recommended for fans of Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, and Bad Wolves.
“Innocence” is available on all digital platforms at https://crnkshft.hearnow.com/