With the new single released yesterday across all streaming platforms, we took the opportunity to chat to Tim (AKA Morning Crush) about his musical adventure
Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Where are you from and where did music start for you?
My names Tim, I write songs and talk about mental health alot. I’m from Kingston Upon Thames and I started playing music after being obsessed with The Libertines and Oasis when I was 12. My music sounds nothing like them now though.
If you had to sum yourself up in three words, what would you say?
I don’t think I could!
You released today your new single Peaceful Mind. What does this song mean to you, as an artist?
Peaceful Mind is a song I wrote about my experience with depression and anxiety. I wanted to be honest and to the point and not try to glamourise it at all.
Musically it’s heavily inspired by Neil Young’s rockier tracks.
Where did the inspiration for this song come from?
I’ve spent years trying to get to the bottom of my illness, the inspiration came from the overwhelming frustration I feel with myself for feeling the way I do.
Did you have any help with the writing or producing process? How did you find this process, do you think it was successful?
I wrote all the chords and words by myself. The musical arrangement was done with Myself, Chris Hope (producer), Thom Worth (Guitar and bvs), Tom Buxton (bass) and Ivan Montesano(drums)
They’re amazing to work with. Thom’s guitar really makes this track in a lot of ways, I never would have had the guts to approach it in the way he did.
Is this a hint at more new music on the way?
I tend to release a new single every month, so yes.
Pre – world-gone-mad, did you get a chance to play many gigs? Are there plans to play any, when it is safe to do so?
Yes, and no. Back in the day I toured the UK and EU fairly regularly in a very DIY fashion, under a different name, but I stopped for a few years and got a job at banquet records in Kingston. This project has only technically been public for a few months so there isn’t much to talk about in the way of past gigs. My last gig was supporting Chris Farren at the fighting cocks, right before Covid started to kick in.
Yes I plan to gig as much as humanly possible when I can. I can’t wait.
What advice would you give to someone who is looking to make music?
Give everything. Expect nothing. Love what you do.
How have you been keeping busy during lockdown?
Nothing too interesting to be honest. I work, I write, I eat, I sleep.
Where can we find out more information about you?
I’m very active on Tik Tok (@morningcrushmusic). I talk about mental health a lot there, and post “work in progress” songs.
Anything else you would like to tell us?
Thanks for having me Ted, glad you enjoyed the single!
And with that, I would like to wish Tim the best of luck with his new music and I hope to catch him at a show, as soon as it is safe to do so!