London synth-rockers the Big Pink are set to drop their Empire Underground EP this spring. They’ve already shared the lead single “Hightimes” and given it a matching set of visuals. Today, they offer the followup “Beautiful Criminal.” A bright, shimmering synth pattern opens the track, just as you would expect, but the energy ramps up in a major way on the hook with big drums and more bouncy synths, becoming huge and pop-y. The duo’s syrupy harmonies slowly drizzle on top of everything to lull you into a groove before the immensity of the hook smacks you and gets you moving. “Beautiful Criminal” is a bit of a departure for the Big Pink, but the risk had plenty of reward. Check it out below.
The Empire Underground EP is out 3/4 on B3SCI.