Crouse has always followed his gut instinct, and now at 25 he can rely on it more than ever. Although well received in the Country community, Crouse stuck by that instinct to follow a dramatic change in his music. Now released from his Country cocoon, he is able to fully channel his influences from The Beatles to Pink Floyd to John Mayer.
Crouse’s new sound formed free of genre walls. "When songs would move me," he muses, "it didn’t matter what genre they were in. Lyrically, I'm inspired by people who took chances on their music," he says, before naming people like Nirvana and Eminem as well as Tom Petty and the Lumineers.