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The Dazzling and Inspirational | Still Corners – “Crystal Blue”

  • March 15, 2024
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The Dazzling and Inspirational | Still Corners – “Crystal Blue”

Still corners, crystal blue, indie rock, alternative rock, psychedelic rock

In their latest sonic voyage, Still Corners dazzles with “Crystal Blue,” a luminescent gem and the third single off their eagerly awaited album, Dream Talk, poised for release on April 5th through Wrecking Light Records. Like waves cresting and falling, “Crystal Blue” washes over the senses with its rhythmic pulse, conjuring images of two lovers divided by vast seas, yet united in their yearning to bridge the aqueous expanse that lies between them. The narrative unfolds within the confines of time’s relentless march, as the duo finds solace in the sea’s eternal companionship, all the while longing for a reunion beneath the same celestial glow. The track’s instrumentation—a fusion of gentle drumbeats, congas, and the singular chime of a marimba—serves as the backdrop to Tessa Murray’s introspective musing, “Do fishes sleep, in the ocean blue? Do you dream of me like I dream of you?” A guitar solo, crystalline in its clarity, acts as a sonic conduit, transporting the listener across the globe to witness the lovers’ odyssey to realms anew.

Through its sparse percussion and unadorned arrangement, “Crystal Blue” crafts a dreamscape that is at once ethereal and grounding, encapsulating the album’s titular essence. This auditory daydream evokes a Brian Eno-inspired trance, with Murray’s airy vocals and the silky tapestry of sound enveloping the listener in a cocoon of surreal tranquility. Check out “Crystal Blue” below:

“Dream Talk” is a testament to the fluidity of creation, its roots sprawling across East Sussex, the verdant landscapes of Southern France, and the storied environs of Woodstock, New York. “The songs came together quickly, thanks to the liberty of writing from any locale, which sustained our creative momentum,” shares Murray. Greg Hughes, the architect behind the album’s sound, reflects on their exploratory approach: “We ventured through various sonic terrains, experimenting with different mics, amps, and effects, before finding our sound. Mixed analog through our new SSL console, the album radiates a distinct luster.”

The release of “Crystal Blue” is accompanied by a visually arresting video helmed by the acclaimed director Lucy Dyson, known for her collaborations with Beyonce and Paul McCartney. Dyson shares, “Working on ‘Crystal Blue,’ my fourth video for Still Corners, was a delightful dive into the song’s oceanic and serene qualities. The track, reminiscent of the sea’s vastness and the calm of a summer breeze, inspired a visual narrative as tranquil as the sight of seahorses gliding through water. Utilizing stunning 8mm footage and drawing inspiration from Tessa’s elegantly simple silk shirt, the video weaves together the ethereal beauty of a coral reef, the shifting shades of the deep, and the hypnotic dance of seagulls on the wind, all mirroring the serene beauty evoked by the music.”

In “Crystal Blue,” Still Corners invites us on a reflective journey across emotional and physical landscapes, crafting a musical and visual tapestry that celebrates the power of love, the mystery of the sea, and the ineffable beauty of dreaming together.

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Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan is an accomplished promoter, event planner, producer, activist, counselor, poet and blogger. Within the course of two and a half years Chris Ryan has worked with some of NYC's most established promoters/event planners, been named 2007′s GaySocialite of the year, granted a promoter of the year award from NYC's most famous gay establishment, Splash. He's worked in some of NYC's top venues including; Avalon, Capitale, Cipriani, Cielo, Pacha, Element, Le Poisson Rouge, XL, G Lounge, Plumm, Hilton Hotel, Indigo Hotel, Spirit, Myst/Quo, Splash, The Ritz, Vlada, Roseland Ballroom, Heaven, etc. In 2008, Chris Ryan has begun to unveil some of the most innovative & unique parties New York City has ever seen. The Fusion events "fuse" together all disciplines of art into an event that remains diverse yet cohesive at the same time. won best gay promotions website from NYC Event Patrons in 2008 & he was granted an award from the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Gov. Patterson & Michelle Clunie (QAF) saluting him for his hard work in nightlife. Chris Ryan has also begun working with many renown companies, including; doctors, lawyers, physicians, modeling agencies & more. Chris Ryan has been responsible for wide-scale promotions for all these companies & generating tremendous business. Chris Ryan has even started to become National with events taking place in LA & Miami this year. In May of 2009 Chris Ryan received the very prestigious honor of being named a "40 Under 40″ Gays in America by the Advocate Magazine. He also created three successful parties that generated over 1,500 patrons each. In January of 2010 Chris Ryan was featured as one of the top promoters to look out for in Noize Magazine Chris Ryan joined forces with legendary promoter/event producer, Lee Chappell and created one of the most talked about events of all 2010, Desire @ Capitale. Chris Ryan and Lee featured one of the most outstanding artists NYC has ever seen, "Oh Land." Her performance coupled with an exquisite and unforgettable set design added to this extravagant event that held over 1,000 patrons in one of NYC's most successful PRIDE events! Chris Ryan then joined forces with legendary Pacha promoter, Rob Fernandez in addition to Jake Resnicow and Tommy Marinelli to bring one of the largest and most successful parties worldwide to NYC, MATINEE. The event on Governor's Island saw over 2,000+ attendees and one of the most ambitious productions ever. In 2011 Chris Ryan started Emerge Music Promotions with business partner Darren Melchiorre. Emerge Music promotions began signing artists with plans to develop and market the artists to the community at large. Emerge Music promotions has big events planned for 2012 and 2013. Chris Ryan debuted the IMAGE events which took place on top of two of NYC's most beautiful rooftop venues, Rare View and Indigo Hotel. The events were blogged everywhere and featured the fashion designs of several clothing designers, artists and photographers. Chris Ryan felt that fashion and art should be displayed at every event and attracted the likes of Malan Breton, Calvin Klein and even Katy Perry. Chris Ryan began an extremely successful event which incorporated the concept of a house party into a nightclub atmosphere. The event Twist'D at G Lounge has been one of the most talked about events in NYC and allows it's audience to play nearly-naked Twister, beer pong, flip cup & more with other attendees. Chris Ryan was granted an excellence in volunteering award from AVP (Anti-Violence Project) for all his efforts in supporting the organization. 2013 has a very promising landscape on the horizon and Chris Ryan is complacent in saying "you haven't seen anything yet!"

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