Crimson Apple Is Ready To Take A Bite Out Of The Music Biz The Indie Pop Quartet Of Hawaiian Sisters Dazzled At The Mint
LOS ANGELES, CA- When I heard Crimson Apple’s new single “Can’t Get Out Of Bed”, I found myself bobbing my head to the song’s catchy chorus. It was so catchy, I had to rewind the playlist and listen to it again. With its sleek production and hypnotic vocal arrangement, I thought to myself, “This is a veritable pop banger.”
I decided to see Crimson Apple perform at The Mint to gauge whether or not the live performance matched up to the studio recording. It did. And then some.
Crimson Apple is a quartet of four sisters: Colby Benson (lead vocals); Shelby Benson (guitar); Carthi Benson (bass); and Faith Benson (drums). Formed in 2012, and releasing their debut album Hello in 2015, they collectively decided to leave their home in Hawaii to pursue music in Los Angeles. Having signed a management and recording deal with the Japanese entertainment powerhouse Amuse Group USA, Inc. (ONE OK ROCK, BABYMETAL, Perfume), it would seem like moving to Los Angeles was definitely the right choice.
While I was only really familiar with “Can’t Get Out Of Bed”, I found myself completely entertained throughout the entirety of their set. All of the music they performed was executed expertly, and if you closed your eyes, you probably could have been fooled that you were actually listening to a studio recording. Colby’s vocal technique while she was dancing around on stage had me presupposing that she has definitely been honing her skills with professionals. Her breath support was impressive. Even more impressive than Colby’s voice was Faith bashing her drum kit. I only had a few years of orchestral drum lessons back in high school, but that girl knows how to work that kit. Plus, when she notices you pointing a camera at her, she mugs to the camera like a pro.
With fantastic charisma and solid music, these young ladies have some terrific potential. If their new music follows the “Can’t Get Out Of Bed” trajectory, I have a feeling that people will be waking their butts up to learn more about them and their music.