RIYL: Lana Del Ray, Andra Day, Xarah Dion
Feature Track: "Boxed In"
Krystale, is a Dominican-Canadian singer/songwriter and musician who's goal is to make groovy, jazz-infused tracks that will wisp you into a moody trance. Her energetic performances have set venues ablaze and earned her support slots for Bonobo, Andra Day, Catey Shaw, as well as allowing her to partake at NXNE, POP Montreal, and the Montreal Jazz Festival. Following her solo release Machine release and, The Good Fight with Montreal electro darling Kaytranada, she will be releasing her EP Say Anything in the summer of 2016. This 5 track EP boasts a primarily female cast with production done by emerging electronic music artist Ouri.
The featured track "Boxed In" is a hermetic and lyrical ode to reclusion and claustrophobia. With its crisp, yet sensuous R&B percs and synths (produced by the talented Ouri), supported by the evocative, floaty, almost dreamlike lyrics that punctuate the track, "Boxed In" really succeeds in conveying a palpable impression of isolation and aloneness. Listening to the song feels like peaking outside through a frosty window, unsure of what might lie on the other side.