Brooklyn’s own Sasha Rome teams up with Artemis Orion and Stripess for “Criminal” via Jadū Dala.
The song features DC-native and Bay Area-based Stripess who brings his edgy flair to the forefront of the collaborative effort while LA’s Artemis Orion adds her sweet vocals to the topline. A vibrant house anthem with a healthy serving of groove on the side, the track is quintessential Sasha Rome and will leave a listener wanting more from Rome.
Sarah Rome told us “When I started this song I was inspired by old school and lofi house but I wanted to put my own Sasha Rome spin on it. I played the fast chords on my Prophet and instantly got a groove going with the chords and the drums. Stripess then chopped up the chords and added more groove to the bassline and drums taking the production to the next level. I sent it to Artemis Orion who added the lovely vocal topline which I quickly fell in love with. To complete the song I added guitar in the breakdown and heavily affected her vocals in the last drop, along with adding the finishing detail work. It’s one of my favorite songs I’ve worked on with an undeniable groove and beautiful vocals I can’t get enough of. I love the message behind the song because I think it’s a feeling that most of us have felt at some time or another. A love so strong that you’re willing to do anything for that person, even if it goes against your boundaries or morals (maybe even something “criminal” as hinted in the lyrics). It’s a love that goes beyond healthy and can be all consuming. It’s usually followed by pain and heartbreak but can serve as a powerful lesson we can grow from.”
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