“Beaches” is a track from CRÈME’s forthcoming BRÛLÉE EP. The track builds from playful synths to charismatic, contagious melodic expansion, retaining a playful and hook-y vibe throughout.
The theme of “Beaches” centers around the passage of time, and also how half of our lives are lived in dreams. “I feel like we work so hard day after day that our dreams have become our only escape,” Trixie says. “Our dreams are like beaches on the coast of a glittering and unknown future.”
“Beaches” is a catchy, pop-forward effort with a consuming electronic soundscape. CRÈME continues to collage elements in a puzzle-like fashion from different genres, to craft music that inspires. She produces the tracks from the ground up, continuing to champion a DIY aesthetic. Like producers in the mold of Diplo and Moby, CRÈME crafts a sound that’s consuming without any stylistic barriers.
“In ‘Beaches’ I wanted to create a great drop centered around a melodic lead generated from a vocal sample. I did it in a way that I think is unique; it sounds kind of like a melody from the Far East or something and that really resonates with me. Every time I hear it I get happy! I’ve been listening to a lot of trap and future-ish beat and synth production for the past few years. I love what those guys do. For me, it’s the most melodic and avant-garde use of digital production out there right now and that really turns me on. Plus it’s very connected to stuff like dub, break-beat and hip hop… elements that are ingrained in my soul.”
CRÈME is the creation of Trixie Reiss, former collaborator with electronic act The Crystal Method, Reiss wrote and performed on their debut platinum-selling album Vegas, which included their No.1 hit Comin’ Back. Reiss returns with new music as CRÈME, written, produced and performed entirely by herself: a genuine solo affair.
CRÈME’s already prominent listeners on Spotify and other platforms can look forward to this new announcement of a succession of singles throughout 2018. All relating to each other, resulting in a stylistic collage. Pop sensibilities blended with more downtempo undertones, still 100% CRÈME.