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LISTEN: The Krickets, “These Games”

Jun 4, 2020

LISTEN: The Krickets,

Artist: The Krickets
Hometown: Mobile, Alabama
Single: “These Games”
Release Date: June 5, 2020

In Their Words: “This song is our answer to a pandemic benching our 2020 tour. Band life went from having a decently balanced tour/fam scene to becoming full-time homeschool teacher/maid service/short order cook shut-ins who were financially shut down. We HAD TO do something constructive to stay positive, so we learned how to remotely write and record. One of us (Lauren) is a studio nerd and she produced the track. We had to get brave about releasing something on our own, because we’ve had some incredible producers in the past and we didn’t want the quality to dip for our listeners. It’s empowering to have that 100% control over the sound as an artist but if your fans hate it, it’s also 100% your fault.

“The sound of ‘These Games’ is definitely different for us, with a nod to some retro doo-wop harmonies and Southern rock ballads we grew up on. Bottom line, we love making music and the incredible people that support it. Since the normal way to play and record isn’t an option right now, we had to decide to embrace the rawness and release the music, bells and whistles be damned. Someday when that normalcy returns, we’ll be able to use fancy studios and producers again, but here’s what we can do now. We plan to release a new one every couple of months until we can tour again. That live music energy thing is real and sacred and necessary and we can’t wait to get back to it.” — The Krickets (Lauren Spring, Emily Stuckey Sellers, Rachel Grubb)

Photo credit: Laura Lashley

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