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Interview with Susanna Radimovskaya (Star Crystal)
Jad | November 24, 2021
We had the wonderful opportunity of chatting with Star Crystal’s vocalist Susanna and asking her about her outlook on her band’s music as well as some news of their future plans. The Ukrainian Rocker gave us one hell of an enjoyable interview as we got to know her through her imagination as well! Here’s our interview with Susanna Radimovskaya!
Hello Susanne! How are you and the other members of Star Crystal doing?
Hello to Female Metal and all readers of this interview! We’re doing well but, in these times, like all musicians, we want to have more emotions from our fans. We try to make the most of this time, doing streams, making new videos and photoshoots. But most of the time, we put our efforts into working in a studio writing a new album. We have a lot of what we want to say, and we show it in our new songs, so wait for them. We have already released some new songs, such as “Wild Wind” and “Come on baby”.
That’s good to hear. How would you describe your music to our readers who are yet to listen to a Star Crystal song?
We play 80s glam / heavy metal, the music we grew up with, and dreamed that we would play this music on imaginary musical instruments or sing in front of screaming crowds of metalheads. Most of the time, in our songs, we emphasize the passion, love, or motivation of strong people and, of course, what we feel and experience. We advise all readers to check out the music of Star Crystal because, with our music, you can cope with any situation, find motivation, courage, or just have fun.
You’ve released some great singles lately. Are you planning for a new major release anytime soon to add to your two albums?
During the pandemic, we decided to build a studio in some rooms of our rehearsal base, this decision was made to be able to record all our ideas for new songs right during the rehearsal, which speeds up the album creation process. As I said before, we are in the studio right now and we are working on the new album. And we’re doing our best to get our third album out in 2022 and hit sales on major platforms like Spotify, Deezer, Tidal. And we’re going on a world tour with new songs.
Your band will be 10 years old next year. What is one lesson you learned from your decade-long experience in music?
Well, first of all, we are a team, and working in a team is not as easy as it seems to everyone. The main thing is the discipline in the work and love for each other. Over 10 years of working together we have become stronger, more resilient to long tours. We began to understand which people we should work with, and with whom we should finish. During the tour, going to different scenes, we easily determine what kind of audience is in the room and how to work with them. From one movement on the stage, we know what to do during the concert. I’m talking about force majeure situations on the stage.
To get to know you better, and to have some fun, how about we play a game? I will give you a certain scenario in an alternate universe and you will have to react. Ready?
Yes, I’m always ready. I love such tasks to check my imagination.
Great! In a universe where you’re the ruler of a country, what would be an interesting law you’d make?
So that once a month every adult can become a child and carefree play their favourite games because it is so important for a person to have a full rest and take time for themselves. Many people focus on what they need to do, but not on what they want to do, despite the fact that sometimes it is very necessary.
I love that! In a universe where humans are born with superpowers related to their personalities, what would your superpower be?
My ability would be to give every person in need a little bit of light, joy, and peace in their soul so that people would be happier. I think it would prevent a lot of bad things people do with bad situations in their lives, especially if everyone could have a superpower that some might use to do bad things.
In a universe where all the songs by Star Crystal came to life and became humans, which song would be your best friend?
What is there to think about? I think this should be our last release: “Wild Wind” because this song is exactly about friendship, and what friendship should be.
In a universe where the currency is the person’s sense of humour, how rich would you be?
We would have been very rich. You just didn’t tour with us. Try it. Sometimes our mouths just hurt from laughing and yelling. With this money we would make more tours and thus get more money, so we would be infinitely rich, but we do not need so much money, because the most important for us is music and what emotions we and our fans get. I noticed that most of the musicians have a good sense of humour, so it would be a very popular job to do.
In a universe where aliens came to Earth from a planet that has no music to study this phenomenon and asked you for a specimen of the kind of music you make, which song would you give them to listen to?
It has to be “Come on baby”. It’s crazy stuff. It will give the aliens a chance to fantasize. They will learn what music is directly from listening to hits 😀 And people from earth should also listen to it. They know what music is so they will easily appreciate it. Ah almost forgot, also we will show them our video to this song, so they also learn how to make video clips for music
In a universe where the senses of taste and hearing are mixed up, what food would Star Crystal’s music taste like?
Oh God, what are these tempting questions? As a fat, such a Ukrainian dish, lol it’s a joke. I imagine strawberries with cream and Krystal champagne. It seduces people as well as our songs and looks similar.
Thank you for playing, Susanna!
What is one music-related memory from your childhood that means a lot to you?
I remember that I always wanted to be an artist. I have loved the stage since I was a kid. I always thought I was a famous singer, and that’s how I acted. The chair was my first stage. I would stand on it and sing songs or tell poems. At home, of course. I remember that feeling, and of course, it means a lot to me because my dream came true.
Do you remember the first time you performed in front of a live audience? How did it feel?
Yes, of course. It was in elementary school, at a regular student concert, where I sang in the school choir. It was very exciting. I felt like everyone was looking at me, and I was looking for my mom and dad. And when I saw them in the audience, the fear went away as if it never happened. Then there was a sense of pride. Like I had climbed Mount Everest. That experience helped me in the future not to be afraid of the stage.
Have you ever been treated in a sexist manner? How would you have sexism and what advice would you give to young people who deal with any kind of discrimination?
Oh, no. I was lucky in that respect. I didn’t feel strongly prejudiced against myself, by any man. But, it felt a lot that there are always views of other women. Or even female singers. That, like, well, that’s why her and not me. Or sideways glances at the way she’s dressed. Well, and social media, that’s the whole bag of such comments. Everyone there can express their opinions and attitudes from different accounts. But that just keeps me going. It means they’re watching and reacting and following our music. That’s cool.
Great perspective! Thank you for the interview, Susanna. Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Love each other. Listen to Star Crystal. In our music, you will find a favorite song for yourself. With our songs, you’ll be happier and don’t forget we love you.