Chicago singer Krystal Metcalfe likes Queen, Destiny’s Child and cooking shows.
Metcalfe, who dips between genres and lands in a space uniquely her own, will release a video for her new single “Fearless” on April 17.
But first, Metcalfe answered five questions about music and TV.
What’s in your Netflix queue?
Krystal Metcalfe: What were we watching last night? The Adam Sandler movie — it’s called Bedtime Stories. And then, there’s this British cooking show the The Big Family Cooking Showdown. It’s a competition where families of three all cook every round and then they eliminate a family to get the winner. I like that little show.
What song do you listen to when you need motivation?
Metcalfe: Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now”
How did your parents’ record collection affect you?
Metcalfe: It was my foundation. When I was growing up, all we could listen to was gospel, classical and theater, so that pretty much set me up to be the dramatic queen that I am.
What’s your favorite TV theme song?
Metcalfe: The Proud Family because I love Destiny’s Child and I loved when they did that. I watched the video of them making it. And it was just like — I just loved that.
What was the last song you listened to on your way over here?
Metcalfe: Kirk Franklin’s “Melodies From Heaven”
This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity.
Press play above to hear Jenn White’s interview with Metcalfe from WBEZ’s The Morning Shift.