Crystal Tides – Thunder
ARTIST NAME: Crystal Tides
SONG TITLE: Thunder
RELEASE DATE: 12.07.19
State your history.
We came together at university and began writing songs during breaks between lectures. The more we wrote the more they enjoyed it and wanted to take it further.
We finally decided to record one of our songs and show it to some people and test it on them to see how it would do. People really responded well so we knew we had to take it up a level.
We began writing more and recording more songs and finally launched as Crystal Tides in mid-2018.
Describe yourself as an artist.
We go back to the classic indie we grew up on in school – Always trying to capture that feel-good element. Combining catchy pop melodies with indie guitar licks to create our sound.
Tell us the genre of your music.
Indie – Rock.
Tell us the story behind your song.
‘Thunder’ was written about all the people who are telling other people’s stories as if they were their own. It’s usually to impress other people; they steal your thunder and take credit for something that hasn’t ever happened to them!
Subliminally, the song focuses on people who are trying to live in someone else’s shoes, pretending to be someone they aren’t in order to stand out or fit in.
Tell us the problems you are facing as a musician.
Trying to work out how to get our music in front of people and grow our fan base organically.
List the names of blogs, radio, or television stations that have supported you so far.
We have had support from BBC Introducing, Indie Life Online, It’s All Indie, Gigslutz, Express FM, Buzz Radio to name a few…there is more but we’d be typing forever!
Elaborate on your music career, experience, and future goals.
We all have grown up playing in various bands and working on various projects. Our future goals are to get some more major radio coverage, take over some big UK festivals and head out on some tours.
Brief us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
Something that’s going on in one of our lives or maybe if something is annoying one of us perhaps the way certain people can be. It really is whatever happens to us that causes a trigger in emotion.
Brief us the top-secret behind making a hit song.
It is top secret; we aren’t actually allowed to say.
Tell the piece of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
Don’t quit at the first hurdle, more times than not trying to get a career in music is a lot of failures! It is all about learning from those failures and turning them into successes.
Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.
We would take a lot of time off our jobs to write/record new music, but mainly money going into promotion.
Discuss music promotion and how you are boosting your fan base.
We try to get featured on blogs, radio stations, and Spotify playlists. Good fan engagement is key. Trying to work out what it is our fans want and making sure we give it to them!
Tell us how you manage other activities with your music career.
We all work jobs outside of music. It is hard, almost like working two jobs but it is worth it and one-day music will be our only job!
State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.
Crystal Tides – The only real name we could agree on when we were deciding!
State the title of the song and the meaning.
Thunder – When people steal your thunder!