CRUX is an alt rock band devoted to discovering new expressions of rock. They do this alongside exploring real life themes. In their latest single, Empty Home, CRUX set out their prog rock inclinations as they blend mellow acoustic and blues rock with grunge propulsions. The theme itself is wrapped around melancholy. And in crafting this emotion, they use soft riffs, light beats, and melodic vocals. Loaded with sentiment, this acoustic profile is gradually built with finer riff accents, scale evolutions, and layered beats. 

Amidst these Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen reminiscent frames, they insert short pyro bursts. Their combusting energy is skillfully used to elevate the intensity of emotion, whilst also leading the story to its climax. Strong grunge currents underlie it, impelling the warm baritones to smoky falsettos. Listen Now! 

It’s the creative expression of this universal emotion that does it for me. With impactful song design, the band’s work instantly stands apart from the crowd. Retrospectively, you can detect the innovative intention behind the songwriting and therein lies CRUX’s sonic autonomy. 

The track is available for streaming on popular sites like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Amazon Music! 

You can listen to Empty Home by CRUX here –