sábado, 28 de janeiro de 2017

Blue Sunshine with Powder Pink & Sweet - An Interview

Cris Verso ou, para os íntimos, Powder Pink & Sweet, se tornou a mais nova musa do TBTCI.

Uma beleza sonora que cativa intensamente. Hipnótica, sonhadora, apaixonante, assim é "Blue Sushine" single de estreia da moça.

Uma pequena pepita que merece ser apreciada sem moderação.

E que venham urgentemente mais novidades e pérolas do Powder Pink & Sweet, ou como a própria Cris define sua música "música sonhadora para pessoas sonhadoras". Simples assim.

***** Interview with Powder Pink & Sweet  *****

Q. When did Powder Pink &Sweet start? Tell us about the history…

Hi, Powder Pink & Sweet started maybe 2 years ago. A couple of other bands I was playing in were ending, and I started to experiment with writing and recording on my iPad...and then I moved over to a computer. In May of 2015, my mother passed away and I started writing songs to express my grief...and also to distract me from thinking about her no longer being here. I also let go of a lot of fear about writing, and just started writing any kind of songs I felt like. After a few songs, the sound started to take shape and I started to focus more on what you are hearing today.

Q: Who are your influences?
There are many! I love a lot of different types of music, but more specifically the influences for PP&S are The Cure, Interpol, Depeche Mode, Beach House, DIIV, Slowdive, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Knife, Grimes, the XX, Portishead, Jamie XX….dreampop, electronic chill music, goth, dance music, etc.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Hmm…just off the top of my head the albums that I am really into right now are:
Interpol "Turn on the Bright Lights",
Grimes “Visions",
The Cure “Disintegration",
Beach House "Depression Cherry",
Depeche Mode “Black Celebration”
 and The Smiths “The Queen is Dead” ( I listed 6, sorry!)

Q. How do you feel playing live?
I am currently putting a band together to play the songs live in 2017. I love playing live, and am especially excited to bring these songs to the stage!

Q. How do you describe Powder Pink & Sweet sounds?
Dreamy dreampop and electronic pop. Dreamy music for Dreamy people

Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
So far it has been just me sitting down with my guitar and messing around, and then putting a beat and building up from there. Or starting with a beat and a synth sound, and then building from there. I usually have something then hum a vocal melody...words are usually last (and the most difficult for me).

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Well, I am not too up on new bands right now, but ones I am recently discovering are Pre-Occupations, Kero Kero Bonito, Kedr Livanskiy, SURVIVE, Tacocat, Cherry Glazer, Sofie Tukker, Steady Holiday and Perfume Advert

Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
I haven’t put much thought to a cover, but I have been trying to do a few Depeche Mode covers. Or maybe I’ll just end up covering a "yacht rock” style song from the 70s.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
To record and finish more songs, and to get the live band together to start playing shows.

Q: Any parting words? Thanks again
Thank you so much for your interest and having me a part of your blog!