There’s a lot that can be said of Slushii & Marshmello’s first collaboration, “Twinbow.” Let’s get the easy stuff out of the way first: this is a collaboration that has been a very long time coming, and fans are ecstatic that they finally have a project between two of the most saccharine producers in EDM. The title “Twinbow” is a hilarious portmanteau that effortlessly describes the sound you’ll be hearing in the track. It’s also pretty short, coming in at under 3 minutes.
Unfortunately, and I hate to say it after having said nearly the same thing so many times before, the collaboration just doesn’t quite cut it for me. And I want to preface before we go on:
Music is subjective and the opinions in this article aren’t necessarily shared by our entire staff, nor are they reflective of either artists’ fan base as a whole, or any other representative population.
The first odd artifact that seems out of place is the first synth stab just 14 seconds in, clashing synths and percussion give off an unpleasant effect, enough to wonder why it was left in but not enough by itself to ruin the track by any means. And from there until the drop, I’m actually pretty pleased with the whole thing. But the drop itself seems to me to be far too chaotic and messy in its arrangement. Mastering wise, it sounds fine; unfortunately, there seem to be too many synths layered on top of one another and the mixing suffers as a consequence.
It’s clear that the idea behind the track had great potential, but I personally feel that the execution leaves something to be desired.
However, it really doesn’t matter what I think. Every listener will have their own opinion and they’re completely entitled to it, just as I am to mine. Listen to “Twinbow” below: