Michael Stasis "Crushed"

Michael Stasis "Crushed"
Los Angeles songwriter Michael Stasis already has a huge catalogue to his name, but he's expanding his reach to a new audience with his upcoming compilation RIP III, which will be his first album for Arbutus Records. Ahead of its August 7 release, we can get a taste of the comp with the track "Crushed."

The track begins with some muffled dialogue noise, but it's not long before a distorted surge of guitars and drums takes over. While the arrangement has a rather frantic energy, Stasis' vocal delivery is mellow and melodic, and he sweetly pleads, "Won't you say, 'I need you / More than anybody's ever needed anybody before?'"

Hear the song below.