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Music / Crystalyne

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"We play music and we have fun doing it." - Original lineup (left to right) - Justin, Scott, Marissa and Josh
Current lineup (left to right) Josh, Keegan, Marissa and Scott
Take your shot, is it on or not, cause I'm feeling what we could be,
Take my chance, I know punks don't dance, but I really think you like me.
Sweet fever, come closer, game over,
Take my chance, I know punks don't dance, but I really think you like me.
"Punks Don't Dance"

Crystalyne are a Canadian Pop Punk band formed in 2011 and based in Toronto. Their current lineup is:

  • Marissa Dattoli - Vocals
  • Josh Given - Guitars
  • Scott Blake - Drums
  • Keegan Beach - Bass

Their original bassist was Justin Niece, but he stepped down from the position in July 2016 for personal reasons and was replaced with Keegan Beach.

They have released three EPs so far. Navigate was releaseed in 2012 and The Remedy in 2013. In May 2016 after some time away from the spotlight writing and recording they released the single "Air I Breathe" and followed it up with "Let's Do Something Crazy" in July 2016. Both songs were then included on their third EP Follow.

Their YouTube channel is here. Marissa is also a Twitch streamer under the name MarissaEmmaa (a portmanteau of her first and middle names), her channel is here.


The band is currently on hiatus while the members pursue their own projects but are all still on good terms with each other so a future reunion is possible.

Tropes don't dance!

  • Cover Version: Quite a few, including songs by Taylor Swift, 5 Seconds of Summer, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Paramore, The Story So Far, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ellie Goulding and even Drake ft. Rihanna
  • Darker and Edgier: "Wolves" is darker lyrically and musically than their normal uptempo anthems and the video features the band in all black clothing with a desaturated colour balance. "Navigate" is similar in tone.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Marissa has very pale skin and dark hair and often wears makeup to accentuate the contrast.
  • Geek: All the members as shown by their own secrets in the "Secret" video - Josh cried twice while watching Star Trek Into Darkness, Justin loves Chick Flicks, Scott is a Pokémon master and Marissa secretly wishes she was Sailor Moon.
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  • Genki Girl: Marissa bounces around on stage a lot during their shows.
  • Male Band, Female Singer: Since the band's inception, Marissa sings and fronts the band and all the other members have been male.
  • Self-Empowerment Anthem: "Let It Go" exhorts the listener to let go of negative things in the past and embrace the positive things in the present.
    "Life is what you make it! if you want a good life then let the good things in!
    Life is what you make it! You need to learn to let it go, let it go!
    Life's too short to waste it! They are your mistakes to make and your heart to break!
    It's our time to take it! You need to learn to let it go, let it go!"
  • Shout-Out: "Punks Don't Dance" has one to the bands Set It Off and Green Day, and also mentions the Xbox games console, Pop Tarts and that the singer and the guy she just met had the same Vans shoes on.
  • Sleepwalking: "6 In The Morning" shows the adventures of the band's sleepwalking drummer Scott Played for Laughs.
  • Take That!: "Punks Don't Dance" compares her ex's new girl to a "Pop Tart" and suggests they could "toast that".

You were lookin' back to see if I was lookin' back to see if you were lookin' back at me