In 2020, the duo – made up of Deftones’ Chino Moreno and producer/multi-instrumentalist Shaun Lopez – instituted a holiday ritual by sharing a surprise cover of “The Beginning of the End” by Cause & Effect on Christmas Eve. They continued this tradition in 2021 with a cover of “Goodbye Horses” by Q Lazzarus. For 2022, they have unveiled “One More Try.” The song famously graced George Michael’s classic 1987 debut album, Faith. In the hands of †††, its themes of temptation and new love resonate over synths in the glow of reverb and Chino’s vocals. The group not only performed all of the instrumentation, but they also produced, recorded, and mixed the song.
It caps off a monumental year for †††. They just released the PERMANENT.RADIANT EP and the series of accompanying videos that started with “Initiation” and “Protection” in March, and followed with “Vivien”, “Sensation” and “Holier” leading up to the release, all directed by Shaun Lopez and Lorenzo Diego Carrera. Listen HERE. Buy ††† exclusive merch, blue vinyl, and CDs at https://www.crossescult.com.