151 / Lie Craze: We won’t ever be saved here

Here it is, the second album of Berlin based electro pop artist Lie Craze, five years after the release of her positively reviewed debut album “Never Played With The Cool Kids” in 2009.

Lie Craze’s music has often been described as both catchy and honest, musically and lyrically. “Lyrics are very important to me. When I hear a catchy pop tune but the lyrics are just that same outworn sentence about love or la la la all the time I get really upset over the waste of a good idea.”

On this album Lie Craze kept the attitude of being a punk rock singer in her teenage years, the songs are hardly longer than 3:30 minutes and she couldn’t care less about any (genre) standards or formalities. But at the same time she kept an eye for details and melodies. “Maybe these 9 years of violin lessons I got as a little kid weren’t completely worthless.”

If you want to describe the sound of the album you need to look closer than just skipping into the first tracks. Starting with the hymn-like opener “Care For Yourself”, over more club and dance orientated songs like “Wise Girls” and “Dictionaries” to pensive songs as “Home Without Her” or the kinda-rap song “Love From The East”.
“I didn’t want to have the same sound in every song. I love the Berlin techno scene and of course it influenced my work. But growing up as a small town emo kid who spent most of its life heartbroken and in a constant state of rebellion, words and diversity still mean a lot to me. It’s good to stay open-minded and try something new without the need of tagging a label on it instantly. My music is not too experimental as I still aim to do pop music, but I think it stands out. What basically sums up my life: too weird for the normal and too normal for the weird people.”

Most songs on “We won’t ever be saved here” were formed with bumbovsky, who already did two remixes on her first release. Mixing and mastering has been done by Almark. “This album would not exist without the help of these two highly skilled and talented people. My debut album was almost entirely made as a one-(wo)man-production, but this one got a lot of help from my talented friends and I think it enriches it a lot.”

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145 / Lie Craze: GAS/GAD (feat. bumbovsky)

Berlin based electropop artist Lie Craze released her debut album ‘Never Played With The Cool Kids’ in 2009 and her last single and video ‘Oh Dare You’ almost exactly three years ago. This summer her second album is going to be put out eventually with the first single ‘GAS/GAD’ released on Fwonk*.

“GAS/GAD is a bit different from the songs I did on the first album. I usually use a lot of acoustic instruments and a melodic, unaffected vocal line. GAS/GAD is purely electronic with fragmented vocals, a fast-driven sound and a weird attitude. Maybe all my stuff is weird, but this one is extra-weird”

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