The title of CL's up coming project "Love for Sorrow" was derived from a Nick Cave Quote, - "I believe the Love Song to be a sad song. It is the noise of sorrow itself." "I found that title to be very suiting", CL explains, "I've always connected love with sadness, I'm not too sure why (laughing) but it comes out in my songs".
Though confessing to a black sheep motto fans weren't surprised to hear CL was recruited by Jonathan Simkin of 604 Records to front Dave "Rave" Ogilive's, pop- industrial hybrid project knows as Jakalope. DRO is most notably known for his late work with Marilyn Manson, NIN and his involvement with Skinny Puppy and Ministry."
"The big thing I've always stressed", Dave explains, "is that when people see someone on stage, they want to be that person. You don't want the person on stage to be part of the crowd, and Chrystal definitely stands out and is not part of the crowd...she's someone who takes the reins in her hands and is like, 'Let me take control...'"
The union brought a new dynamic and with that came Jakalope's third studio album, "Things that go jump in the night" which got Canadian distribution through 604 Records and Universal Canada.
With Jakalope's national exposure came an un deniable demand to hear more of Chrystal's work. CL explains, "Jakalope is a great reflection of my 'dark' side' and a look into some of my other musical tastes, but after a few years of being dedicated to only Jakalope I found the need to get back to my roots and start writing for my solo project."
In songs such as "Subliminal" and "What you Deserve" you can hear CL channeling her influences from blues and rock idols such as Led Zeppelin, Billie Holiday, and Queen to name a few, bringing you epic like lyrical rock ballads with hints of blues and industrial under tones.
Using music as a way to connect with people, "connection" to say the least, is what's to be witnessed at a CL show. CL has a way of emotionally capturing the audience, bringing you back to a nostalgic state, as some would say they were "uninvitedly thrown into their core"
CL's songs are about human nature and the obstacles we encounter along the journey of life. People and life and all it's emotions are what fuel the songs behind Chrystal Leigh's up coming solo project "Love for Sorrow".
Introducing Theory, a hot new artist for today's new scene. Raised in Yonkers, N.Y., Theory absorbed the elements of hip-hop by writing poetry and listening to his earlier inspirations, Nas and Jay-Z. He grew up listening to Michael Jackson, as well as being influenced by a number of today’s biggest artists including Akon and the Black Eyed Peas. Upon that, he developed himself a character that would mold him into the artist he is today. Electrifying multi-fluid styles consisting of sleek hip-hop lyrics with a twist of R&B flavor separated him from most, if not all.
Theory's accomplishments have garnered much attention in New York's upstate scene. Theory's single "Swish" recently rose to the number one position on WPKF 96.1 KissFM's Total Request Countdown. It was the second time in the history of the station that a local artist managed to achieve such a feat. The first time, was also achieved by Theory with his song: "A Soldier's Heart.” His single “Change“ also went on to win a BET Award for “Most Inspirational Music Video.”
His latest single ‘We’ll Be Alright” is a blend of pop/hip-hop and R&B with lyrics that will captivate your heart, as well as your imagination. The accompanying video will bring you to new heights as Theory takes you on a journey into the future across space and time. Filmed on Poughkeepsie’s Historic Rail Road Bridge, it’s the first project of its kind to be filmed on the now world’s longest and highest pedestrian walkway in the world.
Aside from performing at clubs, colleges, and venues, Theory has made quite an impact on the community as he often performs at various charities and fundraisers. He speaks three languages and has traveled the world, performing across Belgium, Spain, France, and the U.K. He has also performed alongside artists Cheri Dennis and R&B superstar Ne-Yo.
As a singer and songwriter, Theory has a gift for rhyme and realism. His songs come from within and are authentic, respectful and always emotional and sincere. Theory tells a story with his song. “I want to be a role model and make a personal connections with my music. I believe if you listen to one of my songs and relate, we’ll have a connection that won’t ever be lost.”