CRÈME – “Memories”


“Memories” is the latest track from CRÈME, released today. The project of Trixie Reiss has impressed with many tracks in the past, and this is one is no exception. Effervescent synth pulsations accompany Reiss’ melodic vocals to start, the “what is left of you?” line signaling the emergence of various vocal layers that play an infectious role in building to the stellar hook at 01:23, where melodically fluctuating vocal cues provide contagious accompaniment to the flurry of pulsing synths. The production does a masterful job of juggling these various vocal layers with an active, building-up electro-pop arsenal.

Trixie adds the following background regarding the track:

“Memories” deals with paradoxical emotions coming from loss and acceptance. Like a fleeting breeze, memories enliven our lives and become most prominent when facing adversity. Sometimes it’s the death of a relationship and sometimes it’s the death of someone you love. It’s then that you realize that life, in the end, is pure memory.

There is a kind of melancholy which has haunted me thru life. If my voice holds a key to buried memories for my listeners from times gone by, this song delivers the emotion from which my voice was born – “Memories like a fleeting breeze, bouncing back and forth, keep me stripped and bound”.

I’m very proud of my production on “Memories”. My sound has been evolving rapidly since the birth of CRÈME. Mastering certain techniques has become paramount to me. The artists I love have impacted me, and I think I’m catching up. Now I’m totally stoked to present ”Memories”, it brings together the future and the past creating a moment that I, for one, will always remember.

I’m very grateful for the process I go through making my music. It’s truly cathartic for me to be able to understand my emotions so deeply as they unfold over the course of making a song, building it up layer by layer. It’s like a blueprint getting turned into a house: the emotions grow the words and melody onto the bones that are the bass and beat. I’m so thankful for my DAW and being able to be a bedroom producer in the digital age!

“Memories” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2019’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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