Introduce us to your project!
My name is Freddy, I’m a Liverpool based musician. I play bass and do backing vocals for bands such as Novacrow, Famous Monsters, Anti Clock Tower, Fear Me December, and I also produce bands and do a bunch of other shit. Crejuvent here is my solo extreme metal project. It’s where I can go and write songs about anything I want and I can gurgle and burp into a microphone and do other weird shit.
How did you start out?
I just wanted a project where I could do the aforementioned gargling and burping. It came out of necessity more than anything.
Describe your project’s sound
It’s metal music, there’s not much to it. There’s no point in me dwelling in the specifics because I think readers can just check out the music themselves and find out what it sounds like.
What influences your craft?
Perpetual disappointment. Mostly directed at myself.
What makes your project different?
It’s metal music, but I’m not afraid to experiment with it. I have a lot of harmonies in it and clean parts that are a bit unusual so to speak at times. Plus, the fact that I’m primarily a bass player means when I write songs I have a different approach to it as opposed to someone who primarily plays guitar. I think those little differences add up in the end and give Crejuvent its own special sound.
When introducing people to your music, what song should I show them first? What is your quintessential track?
Probably go for Dualism off the Pretty Demos release, as it’s the most “standard” song in Crejuvent’s repertoire, I think. The structure is pretty basic, it’s heavy, and it’s got a GREAT chorus! Otherwise, I’d say Blue Spirit, which is the B-side to my last single. It really shows off all of my different musical approaches and is a good combination of everything I wanna do with Crejuvent.
What has been the biggest struggle in your career so far?
The whole networking aspect of trying to do music stuff is something I really suck at. I’m a bit of an introvert, so having to put on a fake smile and pretend I like conversing with other people is quite tiring and a challenge for me, but it’s gotta be done sometimes…
What has been the best highlight in your career so far?
I’m still waiting for it, come back to me in about a year.
How bright is the future of your project – what are the plans?
I’m working on writing some new material at the moment, if what I want to do is feasible then it should be an awesome release. Until then, I got a few live shows scattered around Liverpool in these next few months, but not much else.
When all is said and done, how would you like to be remembered?
I’d like to fade into obscurity, having had a minimal impact on this world.
Thanks for taking the time to talk to us!