The artist known as Dead Critic is about to get a lot more exotic as he goes through a major rebrand. The first step in doing so is releasing this new track, “Tombstone.”
Already, the track title is alluding to his true identity as a “dead critic,” and you can bet your ass there’s a story behind the name. Apparently, he was an actual critic from the UK who traveled to the US to review American movies. However, after giving one movie an unfavorable review, a crazy LA movie producer killed him in cold blood. Now, he haunts theaters and reviews movies as a ghost. Not bad, right?
His identity is sort of Amityville Horror meets Rocky Horror Picture Show, with some meta engagement thrown in for good measure. Musically, he’s touted as a sort of NGHTMRE meets Joyryde entity, blending bass with house in a raw and intense manner. With “Tombstone,” we can definitely hear that vibe, though we’ll also need more to really establish that identity.
Listen to “Tombstone” below.
In the future, you can look forward to some “Bad Review” mixes from Dead Critic, complete with obscure and fun movie quotes and references.