It was a Wednesday well spent on November 30th, if you were one of the people who attended the CRUISR show at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX. There was mad traffic on the way there… which is really nothing rare commuting to the city on a weekday. The car ride there was absolutely worth it. I got a chance to sit with the guys and talk about their music. It is always a pleasure to speak with bands that genuinely care about the music they are putting out. Bands that utilize the concepts of pop music and stay true to the music they want to make are kind of spectacular I would say. In the genre of Pop music it definitely easy to get carried away with “over producing” music. For instance heavy use of audio processing effects such as reverb, delay, or dynamic range compression, Heavy layering or multitracking; in the context of pop and rock music, this may refer to the addition of elements such as chorused vocals or backing strings, correcting pitch, and lots of other concepts can make a song sound over produced- if the musician and the team do not know the proper way to balance this out. I would argue that songs that tend to be over produced sound lifeless- human connection- detached.
CRUISR the band I spoke with were not like this at all. They are a pop band, but a good one I would say. Their music is catchy, rhythmic, and overall sounds clean. It makes you feel really happy… they just have that vibe I guess. It is a good thing when a song is able to “push peoples” buttons. You know that expression is often used to depict anger, but in fact a song can also push your happy buttons haha.. just like the music CRUISR makes does— which by the way what a clever name. They were very humble and had immense interest when talking about their music. This is good,… Why? because it shows they care, and when an artist cares about their music.. they put out good music. I value bands like this. The music that is good POP! No doubt in mind these guys will go far. I mean like I always say do not take my word for it (although I am usually right when it comes to this) check out our interview below to learn more about the band behind the pop tunes that have filled my room since I saw them live at the House of Blues! I even made this easier for you by adding their social links and the link to their Spotify.. so really you have no excuse for not checking out their music. Thank You Internet!
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