INTERVIEW: Crimson Muzik

Hi Lee, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

It’s a privilege to be talking with you guys, thank you for reaching out. It’s been a crazy couple of weeks man. I just got married on the 19th and recently got back from my honeymoon in Gatlinburg TN. We’ve had some family emergency things that have demanded my full attention since we got back, but God is faithful and it seems that everything is working out. Aside from that, the married life is great and I can’t wait to put some of the inspiration that comes with it into some new music!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Vogue”?

Absolutely! This is one of my favorite songs I’ve done recently because I wrote this for my wife. She was out of town with family, and I couldn’t stop thinking about her while she was gone. When I heard the instrumental from Mantra Beats I fell in love with it, and just went to work on the lyrics. Vogue is all about telling your lady why you love them. I wanted to communicate it in such a way that my girl new it was definitely about her, but that women in general would relate to the message; ‘You are beautiful and amazing and most of all, deeply loved and appreciated’

Did any event, in particular, inspire you to write this song?

Yeah I was really missing her one weekend that she was out of town visiting family, and she was feeling homesick too. I told her that I couldn’t stop thinking about her and that I was writing a song about it for her to come home to. Of course she was elated by the idea, so it was really amazing to see her face light up the first time she heard it.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yeah, we have a great story line for the video and I can’t wait to get to work on it with Blake Anderson (IG: @fadetoblake) real soon, but I won’t give too many details right now.

How was the recording and writing process?

I record and mix all of my own work at my personal studio. I’ve spent several years building a recording business in a basically unknown niche of the music industry, and so I’ve been blessed to work with all the same equipment I saw in the big studios when I used to pay for time. The process of getting the record down was all very quick honestly, and sometimes it just happens like that really. I had the first verse done within twenty minutes maybe, and that’s when Kyrell’s name came to mind for the hook. He has a way of doing these throw back hooks stylistically. The ones where everyone in the crowd catches it quick and knows the words. He’s just really great at that.

What was it like to work with Kyrell Scott and how did that relationship develop?

I met Kyrell at a show we were at in SC I think at New Brookland Tavern in Columbia. He and his brother have a group called Fushun Twins (pronounced Fusion) and I loved their music since I heard their set that night. I had seen he was doing some big things out in California for a little while so I wanted to see if he’d be interested in hopping on something. He never hesitated, and really brought what the record needed!

What did he bring to the table?

The hook he wrote was perfect for the record. It captured the ‘self-confidence & independent woman’ message that I wanted as well his delivery gave it a very throwback vibe too. I had several people asking if it was an old school sample that I had found because he captured that timeless live emcee energy in it.

Does the new single mean can we expect new material – how’s that coming along?

Currently working with my publicist on the next release. Thankfully I have plenty of material that the world needs to hear, so yes is the short answer. In the next week or so I think you’ll be hearing more, and seeing more from me!

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

The next single we’re releasing is going to be a club banger for sure! I can’t give too much but the title is Prom Night Limousine Stuff, so definitely keep an eye out for that very soon!

Any plans to hit the road?

April was originally going to be a big touring month for me, but unfortunately I’ve had to cancel those dates for the time being for the sake of some family emergencies that just require my full attention right now. I do still plan to hit the road later this spring and summer, but I’ll probably ease back into it. Married life is awesome!

What else is happening next in Crimson Muzik’s world?

Business is booming! I’m writing an EP for a major label to shop out which is pretty cool. Vogue was actually the song that got their attention and lead to that opportunity. Music video for Vogue soon soon, and more original music too!

Thanks for having me, I’m looking forward to doing more work with you guys in the future.

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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