CRYSTAL CITIES was born from the ashes of, pop anthem rock band, Jefferson. After a non-prosperous label signing, Jefferson lost their momentum and briefly considered breaking up. Though these guys seem to have an unbreakable bond, tougher than an old leather jacket. Thank Goodness, their friendship and mutual, musical respect are a bond that prevailed. Crystal Cities was born on a balmy January night in the garage of Geoff Rana’s house, in Sydney’s Inner West. They were jamming an older original song, Cut Me Loose and by starting in a different key after a long session, it revealed a chilled, stripped back and eerily, ethereal version of the once energy driven track. This is the new sound that inspired Crystal Cities to become just that!
Crystal Cities is a fresh take on the melodic pop that Geoff writes. This is a less is more kind of sound, introducing a part of Geoff’s vocal register we haven’t heard before.
Lead singer, Geoff Rana, is a prolific songwriter and a respected part of the Nashville Songwriters association, chosen to write with well respected writers at the Writers Den after being spotted performing at the famous 12th and Porter venue as part of the next big Nashville music conference. Geoff has been invited to Perform all over the world at such music conference as SXSW Texas, CMJ New York, CMW Canada, and Music Matters Singapore.
In March 2015 Crystal Cities began working on their debut single with The A&R Department. Co-produced by Matt O’Connor and Daniel Vandenberg, (Son of the legendary Harry Vanda) at the famous Hercules Street Studios. When Daniel heard the demo he said “This needs to be recorded to Tape” that warm analogue sound is signified in the Crystal Cities sound.
After defining their sound with the song Cut Me Loose, the band is currently writing material for an up coming EP due for release later in 2015. Crystal Cities is Geoff Rana, Jared King and Daniel Conte.
“Cut Me Loose” by CRYSTAL CITIES will be released 10th July 2015.
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