Multi talented bassist, producer, and songwriter Joshua Crumbly released his new song “THREE” with an official video featuring animation by Renata Zeiguer. Featuring Michael Rocketship on synthesizer, “THREE” is the third single off of Crumbly’s sophomore full-length ForEver ( via Shahzad Ismaily’s figureight records). So far, the album’s been acclaimed by Cool Hunting, Hypebeast, Popmatters, No Treble, WBGO, MXDWN, and Under The Radar, who said “‘[THREE]’ winds around Crumbly’s bass lines as he’s slowly joined by steady percussion and sweet synth melodies courtesy of Michael Rocketship. It’s a welcoming taste of Crumbly’s jazz and soul-tinged explorations, full of warm instrumentation and gentle grooves.”
Three is certainly a masterful soundscape of inviting electronic grooves laid with sweet- sax melodies, a warm bass line and trippy animated video to accompany it’s genre- defying nature. Joshua is no stranger to defying genres. He’s recorded and toured with the likes of Kamasi Washington, Leon Bridges, Terence Blanchard, and Bob Dylan, performing in Dylan’s 2021 concert film Shadow Kingdom. Though centred around the bass guitar, ForEver uses additional instrumentation with subtlety and grace. An outstanding album that would be very much inline with what Crumbly intended to do ; a solo bass album that is so much more.