With the bitter peer pressure to fit in, today's teenage girls must laugh at the phrase "sweet sixteen," but Krystal is one 16-year-old who isn't afraid to stand her ground. She's a rock vocalist, musician and songwriter who stands up for her morals and refuses to walk the lines she doesn't believe in just to follow the crowd. This conviction, which is so prevalent in her personal life, echoes through her edgy rock 'n' roll style and lyrics. Full of energy and punk attitude, Krystal gives her peers an anthem to live by with her self-titled debut.
Working with "The Wizardz of Oz" production team (Avril Lavigne, Liz Phair) and artist/producer Ian Eskelin, Krystal made an album that blends her teenage spunk and zeal with gritty rock guitars, explosive choruses and emotionally engaged vocals. Her lead radio single, "The Way To Begin," combines all these elements with irresistible melodies and knockout hooks that will surely take the song over the top. But that's just the start. Krystal intertwines soft and heavy guitars on "My Savior" a mid-tempo melodic rocker that thanks God for listening to any problem big or small. The mellower "Sing For Me," written entirely by Krystal, epitomizes her poetic side with beautiful words and open-ended interpretations. For most of the album, though, Krystal just keeps the energy pumping with tracks like the anthem-powered "Fire," the deejay-flavored "Can't Stay" and the chorus-crushing "Fall To Pieces."
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Chick Rock Is So In| Posted June 14, 2007
Chick Rock is so in. It's obvious that Christian music is embracing the power of a girl with a band with new releases from Superchick, new Fervent Records band Inhabited (releasing July 12) and highly anticipated new releases this fall from Barlowgirl and Plumb. Now, if we could only talk Adrienne Liesching, formally of the band Benjamin Gate and currently enjoying motherhood with husband Jeremy Camp, to make a solo album, we'd be sittin' good.
Another artist looking to put the smack down on the male dominated genre is Krystal Meyers, whose debut album released June 7, 2005. It kicks off with the lead radio single, "The Way To Begin" which has lived at #1 for the past five weeks, and doesn't slow down. Throughout the album, the production is solid, the music takes unexpected turns that keep your attention and it sounds instantly familiar thanks to the same production team that brought commercial success to mainstream counterpart Avril Lavigne.
Some say that's a bad thing, frustrated with the constant comparisons made between Christian and mainstream artists, but we can talk more about that later. For now, trust me when I say that this is promising to be one of the best releases this summer.
For now through next Monday, NRT is giving our subscribers an exclusive opportunity to preview five full length songs from the album so you make up your own mind! I invite you all to take a couple minutes and enjoy this music. Click here to subscribe or confirm your subscription to NRT and get ready for some great music. I'd love for you to come back to this post and share your thoughts on what you hear. We'll talk soon.
A Chick Rocker| Posted November 14, 2009
When this album came out, Krystal Meyers reminded me of a Christian Avril Lavigne, with the hair cut, the same kind of music and the same in your face attitude. But not the same message. Krystal's music had music that I could rock out to, and a message that my parents couldn't complain about. This album had a great message and great music, even though, I usually prefer to listen to guy bands only.
Starts Off Strong, But Gets So-So In the Middle...| Posted November 08, 2008
The album starts off strong withe the first four tracks: the rocking "Way to Begin", the passionate "My Savior", the vibrant "Fire" and the encouraging "Fall to Pieces", but the middle of the album seems to be forgotten in my mind, save for the 7th track, "Anticonformity" which is by far the best song on the album! ROCKIN! But tracks 5, 6, 8 and 9 are just lost in between the other great hits. I also enjoyed the last songe "Can't Stay"... a crunchy rock track that's fun to blast. Overall, the album has some amazing strong points, but there are one too many fillers.
YAY!| Posted November 01, 2008
This CD is the best because she's really pursuing God. I like 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 & 8 the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope everyone likes this CD as much as I do.... and the songs that i like on here!!!!
PUNK ROCK CHICK| Posted October 29, 2008
This cd made me want to learn guitar and rock out like KM when I got it! This girl has now went on to be a huge influence in the Christian music market and has developed a HUGE fan base here in the states and in Japan. This record was a really good debut for her. And the girl can sing! :-) My favs are Way To Begin,Falls To Pieces,Anti-Conformity,and Can't Stay.