Irish-born, Berlin-based artist CRROK is back with Buckle Up, his first single in three years. We asked him the BIG questions . . .
The song is a complete reinvention and introduction to the new sound he's been building over the last couple of years and is inspired by the likes of The Neptunes, Bon Iver and SOPHIE.
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Speaking about Buckle Up, CROOK says, "It's about that feeling when you meet someone for the first time, and instantly know that something intense is going to happen between you. It's not necessarily romantic, but it's full-on and all-consuming."
Tell us three things about yourself
CROOK isn't my real name. One of my hobbies is collecting perfumes (I have about 50 so far). I speak four and a half languages, but usually try to keep my mouth shut.
How would you describe your music?
My newest song is a car crash of the heart. Whiplash pop at its finest.
Who are your musical inspirations?
SOPHIE, Bon Iver, and The Neptunes.
What was the first gig you ever went to?
Saw the Black Eyed Peas at Oxegen before they cancelled it. When they started I Gotta Feeling, my soul briefly left my body.
What was the first record you ever bought?
It was a three-for-one as my local record shop was closing down. ABBA Gold, Fatboy Slim's Greatest Hits, and I Don't Want You Back by Eamon.
What's your favourite song right now?
Perfect (Exceeder) by Mason and Princess Superstar.
Favourite lyric of all time?
"Love rising from the mists, Promise me this and only this, Holy breath touching me, like a wind song, Sweet communion of a kiss" - Judee Sill's The Kiss.
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
It's Okay To Cry by SOPHIE.
Where can people find your music/more information?
I'm @crookedycrook on all platforms, start on Instagram and go from there I'd say.