We had the chance to chat with Charleston, South Carolina-based band Cry Baby about their debut EP, Everything I Dind’t Say, out now. Inspired by their collective love for 80’s and 90’s music, Cry Baby writes, records, and produces their music out of their home studio. Check out what they had to say!
How excited are you to release this new EP?
We are so pumped about this record because it’s our first time being able to put out a full body of work. That was really important to us because we love listening to records, seeing the world they can create and how every song flows into each other! It’s our perfect Cry Baby mixtape.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
I think something we learned early on is that getting out and playing in front of people is the biggest asset bands have. Most people just don’t get to put out a song and have it pop off on the internet, for some that never fully comes at all even. But what is really amazing is that you can go out, make friends, and really share experiences with people whenever you want by getting your group together and setting up shows. For us, that has always seemed like the biggest and most tangible catalyst so far.
What is your favorite song to perform live?
I think all of us really love playing “She Likes To Get High” right now! Historically it’s always been “Boyfriend” which people always seem to connect with and show a lot of energy towards, but it’s been nice to see people respond to new material and us really lock in as a band to capture the full Cry Baby experience live.
Can you describe your creative process when you’re writing new music?
We work out of a bedroom studio so it’s very much going back and forth on our own time till we get something to the “right place.” Not having to rely on other people or any other timeline, it’s been really great to organically work in our own space. We all come from such different music backgrounds so it’s funny how different some of our visions can be for a song, but that also acts as a secret weapon because that give and take really allows us to push these songs into sounding their best. We always strive to see how catchy and infectious we can get something, fully diving into guilty pleasures.
What has been the best advice someone has given you about music?
Big shout out to Nordista Freeze, the DIY king. He showed us that getting in front of people and seeing the country is the best way to get people to care about your music. We held off for so long on a record only putting out singles because we wanted enough people to be around to hear it. Having that patience to put in the work, play the really great and really weird shows is how you’ll eventually see even just an inkling of traction. We are still such a small fish in a huge sea, but these past two and a half years really gave us the confidence and identity to put out a record like this.
Which musicians would you like to collaborate with in the future?
Jamie loves Indigo de Souza so she’s absolutely gonna say her. Our homies out in Just Friends or personally Remi Wolf would be a huge dream cause I think there is so much room for overlap in our styles. We wanna do it all though so if your a rapper or in a hardcore band hit our line, let’s make it happen!
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