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The Crowleys share ethereal new single “Making Friendly”

Ethereal tones, scintillating riffs, and shimmering melodies. The Crowleys merge mind-bending psychedelic rock with bubblegum melodies that will blow your mind and have you dancing along impulsively. With the band back in Hamilton and looking ever towards the future, The Crowleys are prepared to release some of their best work. 

New single, “Making Friendly,” is a natural progression in the direction the band has been transitioning sonically – a transition that was primarily sparked by the addition of Giuliana Frontini. The third release she has been involved with, “Making Friendly” began as an instrumental track performed at live shows – one they could never really nail down with a working vocal melody. Giuliana was able to tame the chaos, writing a melody that blended with the song perfectly. 

Listen to the latest single “Making Friendly” now and check out our exclusive interview below!

Can you talk to us about the inspiration behind your single, “Making Friendly”?

It was originally inspired by video game soundtracks. Our rehearsal space was next to a resurrected old-school arcade and one day after putting some quarters to good use we went back to the space to jam and came up with the main riff for making friendly. From there the song grew into its own thing through a pretty natural evolution.

How do you think your community has contributed to your success?

Our community has always been a super welcoming and supportive one. We try to foster a safe and caring environment around our music and it shows in the love we receive back. We really would just be five friends in a basement playing music (which we are) without the community around us.

What was the first thing that got you interested in music?

Music ahah. Music is part of the human experience! We all grew up with music in our lives, either directly through our families playing instruments or through the records that were played in the living room.

Describe to our audience your music-making process.

Usually one of the band members will bring in a riff or an idea and we will jam off of it until something starts to feel right. Other times someone will come in with a full song and we will work through it together. There are no egos so we are always willing to try different parts if something isn’t working, and collaboration is a big part of what makes our music uniquely ours.

What advice would you give other musicians?

Have fun, and have a flexible day job!

How did it feel when you released this new music?

It has felt strange to release music in the context of pandemic. You spend all this time on something and get excited to put out into the world, but then the world you knew is flailing and on fire so it feels odd to demand attention. Then again, maybe viewing this release as distraction or food for thought that is less distressing is a more positive outlook. Interestingly a lot of the themes in this song are very fitting to how a lot of people have been feeling as the challenges of isolation and making connections are more glaring than ever.

And finally, if you could collaborate with any musician/band, who would it be? And why?

I think Kevin Parker would be an obvious choice for us. However, it would be interesting to collaborate with a band who produces music differently than we do . For example, working with a band like Men I trust who is in a similar genre but is more minimalistic and restrained in their musical stylings would also be a great experience.