EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Private Island’s “Crime” Is The Soundtrack For Your Next Night Drive


As residents of sunny Los Angeles, most of us have grown accustomed to spending absurd amounts of precious time in the car. As we drive (or Uber) from point A to point B, with variable levels of traffic in between, the soundtrack to our travels becomes increasingly important. Enter Private Island–the Southern California six-piece whose R&B-tinged indie rock tunes are tailored to relax, uplift, and stimulate all at once. Private Island's upcoming album is quite appropriately titled Night Drive, and we've got your first listen of the latest featured track: "Crime."

"Crime" opens with a slightly menacing rhythmic crescendo that leads smoothly into sweeping synths and a sparse underlying bassline. Depending on the mood and environment in which it is played, this track can deemed funky R&B just as easily as it can fit in the indie dance and alternative rock categories–with one common thread from start to finish: an irresistible groove that'll keep your head bobbing and hips shaking. The band shared,

“'Crime' isn't a new song for us, actually it's the first one we wrote that took on this new direction and sound heard in the two singles from our new album 'Night Drive'. But we've kept it in our back pocket and are really excited to finally share.”

Catch Private Island's vibe at one of their upcoming live performances below–tickets available here.

10/20 - West Hollywood,  The Roxy

11/3 - Dallas, Prophet Bar

11/7 - Austin, Stubb’s

11/11 - San Diego, Voodoo Room @ House of Blues

11/15 - San Luis Obispo, SLO Brew

11/17 - Seattle, Barboza

11/18 - Portland, Lola’s Room @ Crystal Ballroom

12/1 - SF, Brick and Mortar

12/2 - Santa Ana, Constellation Room @ The Observatory

12/7 - Phoenix, Valley Bar

Listen to "Crime" below and follow Private Island for more.