After a standout debut headline show, Melbourne producer/songwriter Ricky Crisp returns with his second single, ‘WOAH, SIR’. Stream Apple/Spotify.
Following on from the bedroom trap of his breakout single ‘SATIN SAINT’, ‘WOAH, SIR’ is another example of Ricky Crisp’s textured and assured production style. Trading the introspective and hypnotic nature of his debut for a more immediate, energetic pace, ‘WOAH, SIR’ delivers punchy chorus hooks, melancholic synths and exuberant melodies which bounce and flow over the grimy bass and beats.
While this looser temperament doesn’t detract from his trademark alternative trap sound, ‘WOAH, SIR’ is meticulous in its balance, exploring heavier lyrical themes despite its playful tone. Of the track, Ricky Crisp says, “The contrast between the lyrics and the general tone of the track wasn’t necessarily a conscious decision but rather something I pursue quite naturally with my music. While the song touches on the personal, its more observant of the people around me. I’m at an age now where the decisions we make have a greater impact on us going into the next chapter of our lives, and this was something I wanted to explore.“
Ricky Crisp is the project of Jack Den Ouden, who crafts intricate electronic and trap beats from his bedroom studio. Inspired by the many intersections of hip-hop and electronic music as witnessed through peers including Ryan Hemsworth and Juice WRLD, Ricky Crisp continues to showcase his evolving sound and diverse repertoire. As he approaches putting the finishing touches on a debut EP, Ricky Crisp is ready to establish himself amongst Australia’s class of rising electronic artists.
Following the release, Ricky Crisp will launch ‘WOAH, SIR’ at the Grace Darling Hotel on Saturday 11 January. Full details below.
Ricky Crisp ‘WOAH, SIR’ Single Launch
Sat 11 January – Grace Darling Hotel – Melbourne, VIC