Refracting the wisest of life lessons through prismatic indie-folk arrangements, Morning Crush aka Tim Ostrowsky-Thomas has released his new single, Tightrope Dance. Produced and arranged by the legendary Frank Turner, the track is a quietly breath-taking ballad surrounding themes of identity, romance, and the challenges that come with them. The Fountain caught up with Tim to discuss the new music as well as plans for later in the year.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Tightrope Dance?
Generally very good, though I try my best to detach myself from the reception as best I can. It’s much better for my brain. Also, let’s be honest, I’m not well known enough for anyone to hate on me or my work. So the feedback is always kind of good because not enough people hear it to tell me it’s bad. I can’t wait until I’m successful enough to get bad reception.
TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?
A song about a nice break up, a painter, identity and companionship.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
I’ve got so much stuff I’m waiting to release, we are just constantly deciding on what’s next. I’ve just finished a track about walking across wales in a straight line, which is a concept song completely inspired by the YouTuber Geowizard. I can’t wait to release that one. Should be out in a month or two. I have some other bigger release plans but I’m just finalising some of the boring details on them before I say anything. And obviously, gigs, as soon as I can. I have some exciting gigs “confirmed” this summer but I expect them to fall through for obvious reasons. And if they don’t I guess I’ll be pleasantly surprised!
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
It would be completely impossible to pick a favourite. I love the Ram Jam in Kingston upon Thames, but I’m very biased because that’s my local. I really want to get over to Canada, hopefully that will happen at some point.