Every once in a while the conveyer belt of talent and collaboration churns out something innovative, and authentic. Cien Rojas, nee Miller who dons the moniker of Crusher, is a multi-talented songwriter, singer, producer, and illustrator who has been setting the world alight with her unique and innovative approach to creating emotionally driven pieces of music. Born on the East Coast, USA Crusher grew up in Virginia and Washington DC. Crusher is also known for her voice to work as the voice provider for UTAU (turned DeepVocal)’s Watase Maki as well as her own emotionally driven compositions. She is a charismatic artist who has a melodic style that comes across as engaging and mesmerizing with nuances of meaningful substance sprinkled throughout her music.

Crusher cites icons such as Lady Gaga, Susumu Hirasawa, Avicii, Hatsune Miku, as well as the “crunkcore” movement, along with PC music as pivotal influences in her music. Formerly known as Crusher-P, Crusher is in a transitionary period that will see her moving from the virtual voices she previously has been made famous for, to standing in front of the camera for a more interpersonal connection with her audience. This will firmly cement her at the forefront of the new era of multi-faceted artists

Crusher is an extremely versatile musician who is able to incorporate, integrate and accentuate her music across a plethora of well-known and niche genres. Her sound is a twist that is refreshing and new. She uses various melodic elements from pop as well as ethereal, eerie, and intricate sounds in order to tell lasting stories that will resonate with audiences. Crusher also makes music that draws attention to mental health and she uses her gift of writing to share with us some of the very real struggles that surround mental health. Her sultry and silky vocals shine through as she shows vulnerability in her writing as well as a deep desire to connect with her audience.

Crusher has also worked with some of the world’s most renowned brands such as NBC Universal Japan, SEGA, Warner Music as well as Yamaha and Pony Canyon. She has worked as an illustrator, singer, writer, and composer. She is always looking at ways to grow and innovate. This year she will be inducted into the FL Studio’s power user list alongside names such as deadmau5 as well as Afrojack and Martin Garrix.

She also has multiple productions in her repertoire with her most notable single ECHO generating millions and millions of streams across all platforms. There is no doubt that Crusher is on her way to the top and she will conquer the airwaves across the globe and perform on the biggest stages that the world has to offer. She is a hard worker who never gives up and her tenacity will shine through and earn her a seat at the highest table in the industry!

As an independent artist, few things are more important than your drive to succeed and Crusher is an unstoppable force who has it in abundance.

Written by blmokoena, September 2022.

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