Jelly Crystal – “Now Awake”

The moody melody genius is back after releasing the debut EP, Coming Up, last year off of Gothenburg label, West Coast Recordings.  The solo project of Filip Johnson, Jelly Crystal’s newest track is equal parts dramatic pop and glam rock, while channeling the likes of Bowie, Ariel Pink, and Scott Walker, who he calls “imaginary friends” along the journey of this elegant and cinematically winding song.  There is definitely an element of chamber pop in the synth-orchestration that twists and turns throughout the chorus and slightly lo-fied vocals, and you leave feeling like his imaginary friends would definitely agree that he has done them proud.

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