††† (Crosses) share “Initiation” and “Protection,” first original music since 2014
††† (Crosses) have released two new songs, “Initiation” and “Protection.” The former is accompanied by a music video. The singles and visual mark the duo's first release in 2022, as well as their first original music since 2014.
“Initiation” begins with an air of foreboding. Dreary synths and an urgent guitar riff cut between the sound of someone sharply inhaling. The sound was inspired by the famous “The World Is Yours” scene from Scarface. A press release describes the song as “a soundtrack for uncertain times.”
“Protection,” on the other hand, “digs deeper into their influences and electronic textures.” Entrancing electronic noises create a diverse atmosphere for Moreno's soft, hypnotic vocals.
Check out the music video for “Initiation” and listen to “Protection” below.