|NEW ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: BETH
We sat down with Beth Crowley, who is best
known for her Youtube covers based on her
favorite novels. "Famous is stretching it,
but I've got this audience of young adult
readers. Even though I'm 27 I still like
to pretend I'm going on 15. I really enjoy
young novels and started writing about
those. It's kind of taken off." Beth
Her most popular video has had over 1.1
million views, a fact which leaves Beth
humbled. Some of Crowley's videos have
covered songs from The Immortal
Instruments, Hunger Games, Divergent,
Harry Potter, and author
John Greene. "That's the thing when you
put something on the Internet. People can
just anonymously trash it if they
hate it. So that's the best way to gauge
if your actually doing something people
like." Crowley believes.
Beth started writing her own music a few
years back. At the time she was living in
South Georgia, unemployed, and on her own.
She put together a mashup of 40 songs,
called it The Greatest Song Ever Written
and posted the video to Youtube. What
happens next is great. " I went out to
dinner and it had like 800 views, came
back and it had like 6,000. I was like
what? All of a sudden I had an audience,
so I decided to put out something original
and people really liked it. It inspired me
to get back to my music." Crowley shares.
Beth decided it was time to move to
Nashville and follow her dream of pursuing
music. "It's a great place to be. I was
from this small town in the middle of
nowhere. It's nice to have access to good
studios and stuff like this, people who
are interested in the stuff you are."
We reminisced about the show Nashville.
"They have become part of the town. I saw
Charles Esten at a high school soccer
game. It's great people respect them." She
goes on to say that she finds people here
nice with plenty of southern hospitality.
In 2014 Crowley put out her first EP,
featuring original music. She was getting
her name and her music out there, and
things were starting to happen.
Another unique idea Beth had was to do a
90 Second Songs series. Every Wednesday
people would send in crazy topics for
songs, and she would write a song. It was
interesting because it challenged her, and
was fun. She recalls one song in
particular. "I have really beautiful love
ballads about pizza." she laughs.
Recently Beth has started writing a book.
"I kind of go in between books and music.
There's two separate worlds for each."
Having written numerous songs of her own,
she started thinking What if I wrote
something that wasn't just 4 minutes to
What's on her agenda this summer? Playing
more live shows. Seeing where her career
takes her next.
Beth Crowley describes her music as piano
pop, citing Sarah Bareilles as an artist
to compare her to.