Crash & Burn
Fresh from the ashes of iiO’s passing, Nadia Ali’s solo career emerged Phoenix-style with a stream of DJ collaborations and now “Crash & Burn,” the first single from the forthcoming album Smile In Bed. Produced by Sultan and Ned Shepard, the song is about reckless love—the romance that could never sustain itself but can’t possibly be abandoned until it shatters fantastically before your eyes. It’s almost impossible not to wonder if that narrative isn’t something of a metaphor for the heights iiO reached with only one song and the slow demise over the coming years. Nothing has ever been said by either side of the duo as to how and why such a successful combination had to end so quickly, but even if the song has nothing to do with it, it’s more than a little delicious to imagine “Crash” as their tortured backstory. Remixes by Astro & Glyde, Dean Coleman, Dilamani & Rassek, DJ Shah, Justin Thomas, and Kered & Kiraly.
Gee willkiers, that’s such a great post!
By Channery on 07-21-2011