Crystal Kid

Crystal Kid

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandPopRock

Crystal Kid is a Los Angeles based pop/rock band consisting of Brazilian-Canadian brothers Frank and Charles Torrealba. The band has toured extensively across Canada and the US, and has supported acts like Three Days Grace, Seether, and Rival Sons. The band is best known for their entertaining and energetic live performance.

Biography

Charles and Frank Torrealba, aka indie pop-rock powerhouse Crystal Kid, have enjoyed an interesting journey in the first quarter-century of their lives. Born in Brazil, they also resided in Venezuela (their father's native land) and Mexico before settling down in the decidedly different climate of Calgary, Alberta, Canada just before younger sibling Frank hit his teens. As a result of this nomadic odyssey, the brothers formed a bond stronger than most, one that was only enhanced when Charles began playing guitar, which shortly thereafter influenced Frank to take up the bass. Not surprisingly, the brothers were initially influenced by another sibling-fronted band, Oasis, but they describe Crystal Kid's songwriting style as more akin to Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump in that Charles writes the lyrics while vocalist Frank provides the majority of the melodies.

The brothers were quick to grasp the power of radio. Between 2010 and 2013 Crystal Kid earned over $125,000 in grants from Calgary station AMP 90.3 FM via a competition where artists not only had to display their musical talent, but also their business acumen by submitting proposals detailing exactly how they planned to use the money and providing the judges with subsequent follow-up reports. This money funded their second EP, The End of the Beginning (produced by Daron Schofield and Rick Mizzoni), and a Canadian/American tour that caught the attention of award-winning LA-based producer Brandon Friesen, with whom the brothers worked in 2012. The songs produced from those sessions, featuring propulsive, grooving guitar riffs, synth-infused flourishes and anthemic choruses, showcase Crystal Kid's unique take on the pop-rock realm.

Crystal Kid has big plans for the forthcoming year. Newly relocated to Los Angeles, the Torrealbas have re-entered the studio to record new material and have begun to spread their message in southern California via a series of shows which include gigs at local high schools, increasing their fan base and profile in the ultra-competitive SoCal music scene...all while making a conscious effort to enjoy the experience.

"I never want to lose my excitement, my sense of wonder," Charles notes. "I always want to remain just as excited about music as I was when we wrote our first song." With an attitude like that, it's not hard to envision Crystal Kid achieving all of their musical dreams - while relishing every step of the journey.

Lyrics

Make The World Mine

Written By: Composed by: C. Torrealba,F.Torrealba,and D. Schofield, and D. Schofield

Make The World Mine (3:38)

Composed by: C. Torrealba, F. Torrealba, and D. Schofield
Lyrics by C. Torrealba and D. Schofield

Ready for a good time
Ready for a good time

[verse]
Born out of line
With rebellious ambition
I'm cutting corners, I'm not part of the queue
Everyone wants
To be immune to the system (but)
They'll get a pretty shot, if they do (if they do)

Switching my channels
With blood in my vision
I think I'm ready, ready to go

[pre-chorus]
So come on boys and girls
Let's take over the world
I know you feel ignored
I know, you do

Come on boys and girls
Let's take over the world

[chorus]
Ready for a good time
Going out of my mind
I'm about to lose control (ready for a…)
Never ending lifelines
Closer to the front line
Never walked a straight line

I'll make the world mine!

(uh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)

[verse]
Switching my channels
I get blood on my vision
Then I remember, what could happen to you
You’re right in the wrong place
But always the right time
Tearing the walls down to see through

[pre-chorus]
So come on boys and girls
Let's take over the world
I know you feel ignored
I know, you do

Come on boys and girls,
Let's take over the world (wo-wo-wo-world)

[chorus x2]
Ready for a good time
Going out of my mind
I'm about to lose control (ready for a…)
Never ending lifelines
Closer to the front line
Never walked a straight line (ready for a…)

I'll make the world mine!

[bridge]
Tearing the walls down
Tearing the walls down
To see through

The devil walks a straight line
Get ready for a good time
Ready for a good time?

[chorus x2]
Ready for a good time
Going out of my mind
I'm about to lose control (ready for a…)
Never ending lifelines
Closer to the front line
Never walked a straight line (ready for a…)

I'll make the world mine!

(uh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)

Come Dance

Written By: Composed by: C. Torrealba,F.Torrealba,and D. Schofield, and D. Schofield

Come Dance (3:35)

Composed by: C. Torrealba, F. Torrealba, and D. Schofield
Lyrics by C. Torrealba and F. Torrealba

[verse]
It’s a long way, why can’t you see?
That we’re heading in the same direction (now)
Words run through me, they consume me
But I could never tell you my obsession (no)

[pre-chorus]
Baby please don’t go, cause I want you to know (w-oh-oh)
Baby please don’t go, cause I’m outta control

[chorus]
And talk about a waste of time
Talk about a waste
Every time you spin your body ‘round, girl you got me coming around
Back for a taste

Talk about a waste of time
Talk about a waste
And every time you lay your body down, girl you got me spinning around
Come and take me away (away, away…)

[verse]
It’s a long way, from your sympathy
I lost my mind and soul to your perfection
Now it’s time to, kiss good-bye to
The times I fooled myself to find attention

[pre-chorus]
I’m begging for more, so baby please don’t go (w-oh-oh wo-oh-oh-oh)
You gotta give me so more, cause I’m out of control!

[chorus]
Talk about a waste of time
Talk about a waste (waste of time)
Every time you spin your body ‘round, girl you got me coming around
Back for a taste

Talk about a waste of time
Talk about a waste
Every time you lay your body down, girl you really knocked me down;

[bridge]
And this feels so right, so timeless…
How we fill each other’s faces with excitement (oh no)

And as we spin out of control, spin out of control
Come and dance with me, dance with me
And as we spin out of control
Spin out of control (x3)
Spin out of control!

[chorus]
Talk about a waste! (waste of time)
Talk about a waste of time (w-oh-oh)

Talk about a waste of time
Talk about a waste (w-oh-oh/talk about a…);

Every time you shake your body ‘round, spin your body ‘round
You turn me upside down!

You Make Me Wanna (Scream)

Written By: Composed by: C. Torrealba,F.Torrealba,and D. Schofield, and D. Schofield

You Make Me Wanna (Scream) (3:15)

Composed by: C. Torrealba, F. Torrealba, and D. Schofield
Lyrics by C. Torrealba, F. Torrealba, and D. Schofield

[verse]
Girl,
The night is young and the moon
Has got me spinning, let’s get this started
Don’t you know your scent my love is
All I wanna breathe

Girl,
You got that look in your eyes
Don’t need to speak out your mind, that smirk
Just lets me know you’re trouble baby
Something’s got to give

[chorus]
You know you make me wanna (scream)
You know you make me wanna (sing)
You know you’re such a little…
Mystery, mystery to me
Can't you see?
Girl you make me wanna…

[verse]
Girl,
What d'you want me to prove?
I’m in a trance up against the wall
It drives me crazy, so electric
Today we shock the world

Girl,
You set the heat in the room
Your heartbeat pounding against my chest
My one confession
I’m addicted, baby let me in

[chorus]
I’m chasing trouble tonight (cause I’m so curious)
The things I got in my mind (so fast and furious)
Mystery meets desire

[chorus]
You know you make me wanna (scream)
You know you make me wanna (sing)
You know you’re such a little…
Mystery, mystery to me
Can't you see?

You know you make me wanna (scream)
You know you make me wanna (sing)
You know you’re such a little…
Mystery, mystery to me
Can't you see?
Girl you make me wanna…

[bridge]
Do you wanna…scream?
I wanna make you sing
I'll give you everything
You give me everything

[chorus]
You make me wanna (scream)
You make me wanna (sing)
You’re such a little…
Mystery, mystery to me
Can't you see? (h-oh-oh)

Mystery, mystery to me
Can't you see?

You know you make me wanna (scream)
You make me wanna (scream)
You make me wanna…

Crazy

Written By: Composed by: C. Torrealba,F.Torrealba,and D. Schofield, and D. Schofield

Crazy (3:28)

Composed by: C. Torrealba, F.Torrealba, and D. Schofield
Lyrics by C. Torrealba, F.Torrealba, and D. Schofield

[verse]
Lost in the night
Shadow light, shining on your face
Yeah I control, I can move
Make you play my game

Tidal wave dance floor
Wash you up on the shore
You’re looking so lovely
You’re the one I’m looking for

[pre-chorus]
Never seen a better day
Never wanna leave this place
When the moonlight hits your eyes it drives me crazy

[chorus]
Don’t worry
It’ll be alright
Let me take you on another trip around the sun
You’re the rhythm of my heartbeat
You’re the one that I seek
Never looking back
It's times like these that
It seems a little crazy not to lose your mind

[verse]
Reaching high
Touch the sky
Forget everything
Let me know
Where to go?
And I can take you there

[pre-chorus]
Never seen a better day
Never wanna leave this place
When the moonlight hits your eyes it drives me crazy

[chorus]
Don’t worry
It’ll be alright
Let me take you on another trip around the sun
You’re the rhythm of my heartbeat
You’re the one that I seek
Never looking back
It's times like these that
It seems a little crazy not to lose your mind

[guitar solo]
Hey!
Hey!
Seems a little crazy
It seems a little crazy not to lose your mind
Seems a little crazy
It seems a little crazy not to lose your mind

[bridge]
You’re my only truth
I have nothing left to prove
I’m holding on to something
I never want to lose

[chorus x2]
Don’t worry
It’ll be alright
Let me take you on another trip around the sun
You’re the rhythm of my heartbeat
You’re the one that I seek
Never looking back
It's times like these that
It seems a little crazy not to lose your mind

Discography

Crystal Kid EP (2008)

The End Of The Beginning EP (2011)

Crazy - Single (2013)

Set List

Approximately 60 minutes


1. Make The World Mine

2. Breakout

3. Drive

4. Sorry

5. In A Little While

6. Don't slow Me Down

7. Final Attempt

8. You Make Me Wanna (Scream)

9. Come Dance

10. The Distance Between Us

11. Crazy

12. Say Hello

13. Sudden Change

14. Keep The Flame Alive

15. They Don't Care About Us (Cover)