Discovery: Jelly Crystal

Jelly Crystal, real name Filip Johnson, is a Swedish singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who as teamed up with R&B singer Seinabo Sey for his latest track. An intense love song, it’s called I Tryyy.

By Graeme Smith

The track opens with lush, ethereal electronica. Ghostly snippets of vocals give way to the first verse, delivered delicately and soulfully by Seinabo. The imagery in the lyrics is dramatic, but the overall feeling is one of intimacy. We are welcomed into a world where two hearts are shared, and liable to break as a result. As the track progresses, the texture of the instrumentals grow in the complexity and experimentation. It truly is lovely stuff.

Taken from Jelly Crystal’s EP ILY, you can check out I Tryyy below.