The album “Sugar Free” by Krystal Brown was released a few months ago. It is a mixture of indie dance pop with a touch of world music. The single “Out Of The Shadows” is a song about life going back to normal after the devastation of the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has a house/dance character and is definitely a danceable track.
Krystal Brown is a singer/songwriter who creates indie-dance pop music. She has been writing songs since she was 15 years old and is currently promoting her latest album “Sugar Free”. She is a native of Hampton Roads, VA. “Sugar Free” was recorded in her bedroom and she is the sole writer for all 15 tracks.
Interview with singer/songwriter Krystal Brown
Tell us about yourself, who are you and where do you come from?
I am Krystal Brown. I come from Chesapeake, Virginia. I now live in Norfolk, VA, USA. I rescue animals. I have a bearded dragon, two cats, 12 toads, 5 geckos, three rats and 9 gerbils! I run a Youtube channel as well that teaches people how to best care for their pets of all species!
How was your passion for music born? Who are your idols?
I have been creating music for about 5 years now. I have always loved music. I began listening to my mother’s “oldies music” when I was a child…I learned about artists such as Dionne Warwick and the Supremes. As for current artists I like, I love Depeche Mode, Solange Knowles and Brandy. Brandy has such a unique vocal tone and Depeche Mode and Solange make music with so many layers and meaning to it (even though their genres are vastly different).
What kind of music do you do?
I like dance, pop and world music. The whole album is a blend of dance and world music. I have a few “lo fi” and hip hop elements as well.
What is the most important song for you? What message do you want to convey to the listener?
I love “Out of the Shadows”. This is a song about life going back to normal after the devastation of the worst of the Covid 19 pandemic. It is supposed to be an uplifting song that shows that the sun is coming out again after this huge storm we have been through.
Why should a listener who doesn’t know you listen to your music?
I think a lot of people are frustrated with the state of music today. I have heard that people are tired of the crass topics, over-sexualized images and meaningless lyrics prevalent in some music today. I strive to have a deeper message in all of my songs and I talk about everything from absentee parents to Covid-19 to body image issues to the human-animal bond in my music. It is very versatile and I feel there is something for everyone.
What are your future projects? Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
Right now, I want to focus on “Sugar Free” and give it the marketing and attention it deserves. In 5 years, I see myself touring with more albums under my belt.
Tell our readers a funny episode that happened in your career as an artist.
The last funny thing that happened was me doing an interview and the person interviewing me was a little more nervous than I was! Also, we were having technical difficulties with the Zoom program and it was glitching. But we just made the best of it. You have to just laugh and keep pressing on.