A conversation with viral pop duo Crash Adams.
BY SARENA MARRISA SOHAN, STAFF WRITER
Editor’s Note: This interview was edited for length and clarity.
Rising to fame through TikTok, pop duo Crash Adams along with their drummer, Chris Savage, and bassist, Nick Savage, made their way to the Mason Day stage performing to Mason students, faculty, staff and more with eye-catching suits and big personalities.
What first got you into music?
Adams: Well for me, I had my cousins that were playing guitar and I always wanted to be like them when I was a kid. So one day my dad came home with a guitar and [it] ended up that I didn’t want to play it at all… [I] saw they were joining bands, saw them playing live on stage and wanted to be like them so bad that I just [started] playing, playing and playing 4-6 hours a day.
Crash: I find for me growing up I kinda always knew I would be in music. I didn’t know what it would exactly be. I actually made a rap song in grade four, that was like my first ever kinda music introduction thing and it wasn’t bad for a fourth grader, but then I was really into hip-hop, really loved that area of music. When I got into high school I was starting to dabble in like dance music and ended up being a DJ from there and that’s kind of what started it all. I was a DJ and then once I finished college I called up Adams and we wanted to make a song together. It was kinda DJ music at the time then we started into other things, but we couldn’t really find a singer that could write good lyrics. So from there, it was just more of like let’s try it out, let’s see if we can do it and then we ended up doing it.
What is the creative process like?
Crash: It changes all the time. Somedays one of us will come up with a demo where there’s no lyrics that start off the process and then we’ll put lyrics to it. Sometimes we start off with just a guitar and some lyrics and then we make a beat to it. Usually, the song is like very poorly finished at first and then we throw lyrics on it and we just pick apart what we like and what we don’t like and how we wanna build the song from there.
What is next for you music wise?
Crash: You actually caught us at a great time. We’re about to put out a new song called “Lucky” very soon, probably within the next month or a little bit. I don’t wanna give away too much, but we definitely have a lot of music coming in the next six months. We’re gonna be rolling it out song by song and content by content piece.
What is your favorite part about being an artist?
Adams: What we’re about to do right now, go out and play a show that’s my favorite part, the reason I do it.
Crash: I would say mine is the connection that our music brings people. The way we describe our mission is literally to raise everybody’s vibration that we come into contact with, whether it’s through music, whether it’s through content. When you see it actually happening, when you see it raising people’s vibration, making people happy, making them motivated to do something else that’s what I love.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Adams: Thank you, that’s one thing I’d say.
Crash: My message is use me as an example of you can do anything you want. We’re not supposed to be here but we’re here because we decided to be here, and we decided this is the life we were going to create for ourselves. So decide the life you want to create for yourself and make it happen, cause it does happen.
With the love and light brought through their infectious melodies, it was easy for the rain to become an afterthought. After giving out a 45 minute performance to an audience that will surely be humming “Hey! Hey! Hey mister” throughout finals week, the duo joined the crowd in the rain for a group hug as they performed “Give Me A Kiss” while emphasizing the importance of friendship and unity even through obstacles.
Crash Adams delivered an epic performance that is sure to go down as one of the greatest performances in Mason Day history.