Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Bev!
From Minneapolis, MN, indie pop/rock artist Bev has been making albums and playing shows since 2010. Previously performing under the name, Niki Becker, she changed her name to Niki Beverly (in honor of her deceased mother) after her divorce in 2018 and began performing under the name Bev. She released her previous album Static Elastic in September 2018.
“I’m in love with all kinds of music and nd there’s room for them all. I try to meld as much of that way of thinking into what I do. I love songs. Lyrics are very important. The vibe is very important. I love when something seems so simple, yet veers slightly off course.”
Crusher is a multilayered, sonically refined group of songs, from quiet and dreamy to 70s Bowie-esque classic rock and a little jazz added in for some texture, all tied together by the sound of Bev’s sensitive, yet con dence voice. There are 11 songs total, running at an album length of about 33 minutes.
The songs from Crusher came about after Bev’s divorce in 2018. There are songs about heartbreak, finding oneself when you hadn’t even realized you’d been lost all those years, and songs about new love and all of the excitement and misery and ways that love can crush you.
Crusher is produced, engineered, and mixed by Holly Hansen at Salon Sonics Studios and mastered by Huntley Miller. It features both JT Bates (Alpha Consumer, Bonny Light Horseman, Taylor Swift) and Dan Elston-Jones (Banner Pilot) on drums, Megan Mahoney (Lissie) on bass, Holly Hansen (Zoo Animal) on lead guitar, and Addie Strei on flute and sax.
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