Nashville-based singer-songwriter Beth Crowley melds mystical folklore with soothing sounds in her hauntingly beautiful new single “In The End”. Based off Netflix’s The Witcher series, this song tells a familiar tale of star-crossed lovers, whose love will “burn until there’s nothing left”, yet will ultimately lead to their downfall. Sometimes “twin flames” can destroy as much as they attract.
With cello and piano accompanying this tragic tale, Crowley weaves a web of love, magic, lust and loss.
Obviously, we wanted to know more about this rising songstress. Crowley talks about the inception behind “In The End” — as well as what’s to come — in this exclusive interview with Top Shelf Music! Plus, have you checked out the dark, yet dreamy video for the song yet?
We love your witchy new single and video! What inspired you to make a song about Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ series?
- BC: I get very inspired by characters and stories in books and television, and I thought the relationship between Geralt and Yennefer from The Witcher was just so interesting. Usually, when I get a song idea from something like The Witcher, I’ll think of a snippet of lyric and melody and build the song from there. With “In The End”, it was the first line of the chorus, which says ‘I can tell that we’re going to destroy one another’. I knew that even though the direct inspiration was from the show, the idea of a relationship that is too intense for its own good was a concept that people could relate to.
Have you always been drawn to matters of the occult?
- I wouldn’t go as far as to say that I am into the occult or anything, but I definitely love a dark aesthetic when it comes to my music and artist aesthetic. I think it’s actually way darker than I am in everyday life, though I do love Halloween to an absurd degree.
You’ve also received critical acclaim for several other soundscapes based on young adult books! What has been your favorite to bring to life musically thus far?
- Each one has been its own unique challenge and experience, so I don’t know that I would say I have a favorite. ‘Warrior’ was my first book-inspired song, so that will always hold a special in my heart. It’s such a cool feeling once I’ve finished writing a book-based song and now it’s up to the audience to determine if I accurately captured the emotions of the source material.
Do you have an original music idea brewing for another book or television series?
- I have several! Currently, I am in various stages of working on songs based on Loki from The Avengers, A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas and Renegades by Marissa Meyer.
Where can we catch you performing live?
- If I play live, it’s usually on YouTube or Instagram, though I don’t currently have anything scheduled.
What’s next for you, moving into the winter season?
- I have three more single releases for 2021, so I’m excited for those!