Billy Winn returns to music with a sensitive and emotional new single "Crash". Similar to his previous hit records, “Cruel Intentions” and “He Won’t Do,” but with less of a dance focus. Written and produced by Billy and Mark A. Barrie of the production team Madscience.
“When I first heard Mark’s instrumental for what would become ‘Crash,’ it sounded like a brand new start for me. It was heart-wrenching, intensely erotic, atmospheric and a bit grown up from the sound of my previous tracks. I was ready to evolve musically and explore deeper topics of love that I had been experiencing as I’ve grown older and, supposedly, wiser. So lyrically, I went to a place about a relationship built on lust, that was starting to spill over into territories that are emotionally off-limits, for one reason or another.
“Love is complicated, especially when it’s the kind of unrequited feelings that I sing about in ‘Crash,’” continues Billy Winn from his DC home. “I recently found myself in a situation where I thought that by giving into someone else’s sexual desires, my emotional desires would be satisfied. Needless to say, that was not the case, and the end result was heartbreaking, to say the least.”
“Crash” is loosely based on Billy’s experience, however, the relationship in the song starts with a sexual encounter that both parties assume will end there. But then, deeper feelings start to develop. The song wonders: What is one supposed to do when feelings develop for someone you know in your heart is the wrong person for you?
It’s a question asked by many people, especially in today’s digital age where casual hook-ups are as easy as picking up your phone. “The apps make it way too easy to get into the kind of situation I’m singing about in ‘Crash’ and that’s why I don’t use them,” says Billy. “I know people will find that hard to believe, but I don’t. I think the apps speak to exactly where we are in society: what is considered dating is too casual. It’s hard to understand how anyone falls in love these days. And even worse, why they fall so quickly. Just because you had sex with a guy you met on an app doesn’t make him your boyfriend, and it certainly doesn’t mean love. It’s why most of us stay single to avoid the headache.”