Crystals (song)
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Crystals Song
Crystals, OMAM.jpg
Single by Of Monsters and Men
from the album Beneath the Skin
Released16 March 2015
FormatDigital download, CD
GenreIndie folk, indie pop
Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, Ragnar Þórhallsson, Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson
Of Monsters and Men singles chronology
"King and Lionheart"
"I of the Storm"

"Crystals" is a song written and recorded by Icelandic indie folk/indie pop band Of Monsters and Men. It is the lead single for their second studio album, Beneath the Skin.[1] The single and album artwork was created by artistic director Leif Podhajsky.[2] The song appeared in The CW's "Dare to Defy" promo as well as the first trailer for Disney and Pixar's The Good Dinosaur. The song was also featured in the soundtrack for the 2015 video game FIFA 16.

Track listing

Digital download / CD

Music video

A music video was released on May 11, 2015. the video features Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir dressed as a gypsy wearing beads on her eyes. The video takes place in a warehouse where the band members are dressed as workers and Nanna is seen helping them create a monster. As the video goes, she and the members put strange things in a machine and the video ends with them successfully creating what appears to be a girlish creature with crystal eyes.

Lyric video

A lyric video was released on March 16, 2015 featuring Icelandic actor Siggi Sigurjóns.


Chart (2015) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 94
Canada Rock (Billboard)[4] 6
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[5] 12
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[6] 1
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[7] 4
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[8] 6


  1. ^ Lipshutz, Lip (16 March 2015). "Of Monsters and Men Return with 'Crystals': Hear The New Single". BillboarD. United States. Retrieved 2015.
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  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (28 March 2015). "ARIA Singles: Lunchmoney Lewis Spends Second Week At No 1". Noise11. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Of Monsters and Men Chart History (Canada Rock)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Of Monsters and Men Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Of Monsters and Men Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Of Monsters and Men Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Of Monsters and Men Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard.

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