Krewella Talks Upcoming Tour and How the Group Came to Be: "We Were Raised on Music"
After forming their group in 2007, the Chicago-bred trio-Jahan Yousaf, Yasmine Yousaf and Rain Man (Kris Trindl) found success with the release of their EP, Play Hard, in 2012.
Now set to embark on a tour in the fall and release their first album this year, the group hit KIIS-FM's Wango Tango and told us how Krewella came to be.
"We were raised on music--Yasmine and I are sisters--and we were raised in a very musically aware household," Jahan said. "I met Kris when I was 16. Before that, I was in choir, Yasmine was in indie bands and [Kris] was in metal bands when I met him. So, I was just going to his shows and he was just programming dance beats as a hobby."
"I saw that as a really special gift that he had and I had never met anyone before that did that," Jahan continued. "So, we just started writing, we tried out a couple girls and no one seemed to be the right fit. And then it just clicked one day. [Yasmine] is my sister. Our voices complement each other. I'm an alto, she's a soprano, and from then it just worked perfectly. It fit like a puzzle."
The group, who has been performing at festivals around the country, is upping their game with a few overseas concerts and a "bus tour" in the states.
"We're going to Europe a little bit, we're going to Asia a little bit and then in the fall we start our first proper tour," Kris said.
While Jahan said they've all been "cooped up in a studio" working on their debut album, the group doesn't have a definitive release date yet, but they told DJZ.com they're hoping to have it out by summer or early fall of this year.