Every once and a while I hear what I perceive to be “The Artist”. You know what I’m talking about. The one whose descriptive lyrics take you away from your current situation and into a captive, trance-like state as you cling tightly to each insightful syllable. The one who’s soothing voice glistens like warm sunbeams shimmering across a calm sea. For me, this artist is Montreal singer/songwriter/producer Krystale. She warms a listener’s ears like a down blanket woven with fervent lyrics, brilliant vocals and passionate rhythms.
Krystale’s songwriting serves as a roadmap to her emotions. She vividly vocalizes her desire for a special someone on the sultry and sizzling Neo-Soul “Sweet Tooth” which pairs her with up and coming producer Kaytradamus. Awesome string and bass melodies wrap themselves around Krystale’s vibrant wordplay creating 3:42 of pure bliss. It is a great rack with loads of character. The good times continue as she and Kaytradamus collaborate again on the Hip-Hop inspired smooth remix to her single Caught Up. Krystale shares a tale of having strong emotional feelings for a significant other without getting the same in return. Her memorizing contralto is in full bloom as she fluctuates through the various octaves of her registry Emcee Louie P. Celestic adds a perfectly placed spoken word piece and gives the track extra earworm power. . It is apparent that these three talented musicians should pair up and create more great music. Krystale flexes her versatility in the Techno inspired remix of her hit track Eurydice. The Joeli produced remix features fascinating synth stabs, towering drum kicks and a collection of interesting electronic sounds. Krystale’s tender voice flows fluidly throughout this agile track which is a beautiful example of poetry in motion.
Krystale’s heartfelt lyrics, dynamic vocals and great ear for music grant her the ability to captivate her audience one blissful track at a time. Her current collection of mixes is a sneak peek of what is yet to come from this talented artist. It’s just enough to hold you over until she unveils her full feature LP. So while you’re waiting what’s next, go cop her current offerings on iTunes. Download, share, enjoy!