Crimson Apple sit down for a One On One Session at City Winery New York on October 31st, 2018. Watch the full session here: For more info visit: Audio & Video by: Ehud Lazin Audio Mixing: Ken HARADA
Can’t Get Out Of Bed
It’s always been a paradox: Los Angeles is called the City of Angels, but it’s ripe with temptation that can steal your soul. From afar, though, its promising allure always beckons to innocent dreamers, artists, and musicians unaware of its sinister vibrations.
The Benson sisters grew up in a paradise in Hawaii surrounded by a loving family and community who nurtured their talents. Their hometown was a Garden of Eden, but just over yonder big-town success gleamed; the shiny juicy apple of LA called out to them.
Now, as the girls find their way in the City of Angels, will they bite into its many seductions? This is the saga of pop-alternative quartet Crimson Apple. The band of sisters is poised to break through with an exhilarating collection of new songs, and a dazzling Swiss-watch precise live show replete with a signature cohesive “going into battle” dress code, featuring colors black, red, and white.
The Benson sisters write from their experiences and emotions as they pursue their dreams and ambitions. The band’s aesthetic is a vibrant mosaic of the sisters’ influences, including pop, electronic, alternative, K-pop, J-pop, and indie-pop. Crimson Apple counts as inspirations a refreshingly diverse mix of artists such as Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons, Twenty One Pilots, Young the Giant, and Muse.
Crimson Apple is Colby Benson, lead vocals/keyboards; Shelby Benson, guitar/vocals; Carthi Benson, bass/vocals; and Faith Benson, drums. Since the band’s inception in 2012, Crimson Apple has shared the stage with such venerated artists as Will Champlain, Switchfoot, All Time Low, The Green, Hawaiian music legends, HAPA, and One Republic. The group’s 2015 debut album, Hello, garnered commercial airing in Hawaii, and across the internet, including earning spins on iHeartMedia and Star 101.9. The year of its debut, the sisters also earned nominations for Alternative Album of the Year, Most Promising Artist of the Year, and Group of the Year at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, Hawaii’s equivalent of the Grammy Awards.
In 2015, Crimson Apple relocated to California to further pursue music. Since the move, the band has performed in numerous venues in California, Nevada, and Colorado. Crimson Apple has currently signed management and recording deals with the Japanese entertainment powerhouse Amuse Group USA, Inc. (ONE OK ROCK, BABYMETAL, Perfume).
The evolution of Crimson Apple has been organic. “Most people think that our parents put us up to this, but we all had a passion for music early on and we just went for it,” Shelby says.
For Crimson Apple’s next release, the Benson sisters will collaborate with producer’s who they trust aesthetically, bouncing ideas back and forth and being open to fresh perspectives. In addition, the sisters will be touring regionally and nationally.
To stay centered in all this maelstrom of activity, the sisters enact a special ritual. “When things get crazy and we need a break, we put down our instruments and drive down to McDonald’s for McFlurrys,” Faith says, laughing.