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INTERVIEW: Crimer

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

Great, I just came back from two shows with CHER, legendary moments! Her whole team was so nice and what a show they put on. Now I am just sitting here wishing I could turn back time!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Bois Cry“?

Well for me it’s a really classic CRIMER song: upbeat, glitchy synth sounds and an overall dancy atmosphere. When I was working on the song I already knew that it’s gonna be a blast to perform it live and we just did for the first time on those CHER shows and it felt really good.

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

Well I’m still having a hard time with crying. Every time I do so I try to overact it or try to distract people with a joke. I think it’s because when I grew up my dad always told us that he has never shed a tear over anything even when his dead died. Him being our role model me and my brothers wanted to be like him. So I thought crying is bad. I think this kind of distorted my relationship to crying. That’s why I wrote this song.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

Oh it actually was a catastrophic shoot. The first day we were working on it, our two bodybuilders didn’t show up and the throne I’m sitting on in one scene didn’t fit into the studio. So we had to organize two new bodybuilders while we were shooting the throne scene on the street. The next day I woke up seeing a text from the person who gave us the horse saying that she can’t come so I was back at horse organizing. But in the end everything worked out fine!

How was the recording and writing process?

Well I do the writing myself in my room and do the final recording in a studio. I think my neighbors think I’m weird because I kept on singing cry me a river and it kind of sounds like crimey, a nickname some people call me.

What role does Switzerland play in your music?

No explicit role at all. It’s just where I live.

What is it about the 80s that you find so fascinating?

Kitsch! I think back in the 80s people weren’t afraid to be cheesy and authentic at the same time. People had a distinct style and characters were formed. You hardly see that nowadays.

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

Yeah I’m in the writing/recording process at the moment and wanna create some cool dark disco tunes for an Album. I’m also releasing an EP next month called “ME” which is the second EP from the three EP line “Leave,” “Me,” “Baby”.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

08.11.19 ME EP Release

28.02.20 BABY EP Release

January

Any plans to hit the road?

I just toured two years mainly in Switzerland with some shows abroad (Poland, Great Britain & Germany). Now it’s time to create a new live set. So the earliest I will be back on stage will be April 2020.

What else is happening next in Crimer’s world?

Well besides that I will have my first birthday party ever cause I never really had one. And I’m pretty much looking forward to do some karaoke with friends and family. Cause karaoke is life!

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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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