NEW MUSIC: Alex and Bec Crook ‘Suitcase’

Brother and sister duo Alex & Bec Crook drop ‘Suitcase’, a bouncing, kinetic slice of country pop to radio and iTunes.

The brother and sister bunkered down in Byron Bay’s Music Farm with producer Paul Pilsneniks (Angus Stone, Powderfinger, Boy and Bear).

“Isolating ourselves with Paul Pilsneniks, our producer and referee, definitely made it a peaceful experience and minimized the sibling rivalry,” Alex says.

For Bec, 21 Nights was a natural continuation of the musical partnership between her and Alex. “We have always been a very close family network so we have always spent a lot of time together,” Bec says, “so playing music with Alex doesn’t really change that. If anything it brings us closer.”

The rapid evolution of Alex’s songwriting is reflective of his relatively young age, a time of steep transformation formed by the experiences of burgeoning adulthood. As such, the new release straddles youthful pop exuberance and mature, textured folk arrangements. The result is impossible to ignore, infectious in its melodies and impressive in its assuredness. Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Alex and Bec Crook ‘Suitcase’