Interview with Crimson Pride

Interview with Crimson Pride

Today, we sat down with Crimson Pride to talk about their inspiration to write music, what they would be doing if they weren’t musicians today, and much more! Be sure to check out the music of Crimson Pride below after the interview on Spotify!

Interview:

What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your
surroundings?

There are different ways to write or create a song. It can be purely “musical”, with riffs or melodies that inspire us, for example. And then, as we listen to them, we look at how the music affects us and what kind of message we want to share.
The other way is to start with a message we want to convey. It can also originate from an idea or a feeling we have experienced. In this case, we act like “researchers” who try to find the best tones, notes, or rhythms to express our message.
Our surroundings do have a great impact on the music we create. In my opinion, all forms of art are translations of life experiences.

What type of music did you listen to growing up?

It depends on which member we’re talking about, but there is not just one specific type of music. Each of us has grown up with different styles (rap, reggae, French variety, classic, rock’n’roll, metal, punk, etc.). The important thing is that we were all surrounded by music. This is certainly one of our best strengths, cause every type of music can teach you and make you appreciate the rest even more.

Is there someone you looked up as a hero?

Not specifically. We admire certain musicians for what they do and regard them as geniuses who took music to the next level. We also appreciate personalities unrelated to music for their way of thinking, their historical or societal significance, and more.

If you weren’t a musician, would you be doing today?

Personally, I’m a teacher of history and geography. I also plan to pursue a PhD when I’ll find to time for it. So, I’m already doing what I want to do alongside music; it’s still possible today, anyway.

What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create
music?

First of all, they need to know what they want. It sounds simple, but it is crucial. What kind of music? Instrument? And so on. Then, they should focus on practicing and learning. Learning to play their instrument, learning how to use useful technology (for electronic music), and music theory. All this knowledge can and should be shared among the members (if they plan to create a band), but knowledge is essential in every aspect of life.
Mastery brings liberty! They should then let their feelings and soul speak for themselves. It’s a delicate potion between knowledge and emotions (100/0, 50/50, 70/30, 30/70, etc.).
But never forget that music is a passion, and a way to express your feelings. Therefore, it can be very personal.

Music: