Black Crayon is a two-person musical project from Jamshedpur, India, who came together over school performances and acts of extreme randomosity. Our collective passions include, other than music, reading, writing, going for late night drives, randomly rescuing stray runaways, eating questionably shaped caramel custard and trying to extricate from the long arm of the law one of those awesome orange cones, because, really, who wouldn't want that thing decorating their home!?
Black Crayon comprises Sruthi Vijayaraghavan, who sings lead in awesomely sultry tones and plays the bass on occasion. When she's not singing or tinkering about on the guitar, she works for a bigshot company in Singapore and is generally making great strides towards being a grown-up. The songs we've released so far were written by Manasi, who is the other part of the band, who usually does harmonies and also plays the rhythm guitar. Manasi has been a school teacher, a freelance editor and a puddle splasher at different points of her life, but is currently studying Ancient History at New Delhi.
Black Crayon is currently plagued by the geographical crisis of India and Singapore not being closer, but we're working on it. Mostly this involves a lot of hoping that our collective hoping will speed up the plate tectonics.
Our music is lyrically and vocally strong, and we concentrate on songs that are about expression and feeling. We are committed to our music despite our geographical difficulties, and have recently managed to finish recording our first EP with Swarathma's Varun Murali. This was a gloriously fun process, punctuated by hot chocolate and rasam chawal. We are now beginning to work out how to market our work. It's more about being heard than anything else. We're sparkly, we're quite convinced we can do anything, and full of grit and determination. Also, we're full of chocolate, and that's more important than anything else.
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@lucky-strikes: :D Thanks so much! Come to India! As an additional incentive, we're good cooks and will feed you awesome food. *nods solemnly*
Love the intro!
Loving how mellow this is! :D