Shot at Sunnanhed, a creative space in rural Dalarna, north of Stockholm, it’s a brilliantly atmospheric taster of the 60s inspired sounds found throughout the EP.
Jelly Crystal says “We wanted to show how ‘There Was a Cake’ was recorded from the beginning, in one live take in Årsta, Stockholm. So to put it in the right context we went out to the old farm house Sunnanhed, in the Swedish forests. There we spent 2 days recording songs from the EP with director Lukas Wigart, who also did the video for the EP’s first single ‘Happy Ending'.”
The ILY EP, which was released last Friday, also includes the acclaimed singles ‘Happy Ending’, a psychedelic-infused, ethereal love story of inspired balladry and jazz featuring guest vocals from Alice Boman, and ‘I Tryyy’, featuring a lush vocal display from Seinabo Sey and Jelly Crystal alongside the captivating minimal production from Simon On The Moon (James Blake, Jamie xx, Mahalia), who gently warps hypnotic synths and samples around the song’s warm lyricism.
The ILY EP finds Jelly Crystal further expanding his influences pulling upon shimmering indie and pop touches such as those found on ‘Lonely’, which plays like a cross between Easy Life and Palace.
The new EP follows the release of Jelly Crystal’s highly acclaimed debut album Freak Show last year, which achieved great praise from the likes of Uncut, DIY, Shindig, Metal Magazine, HERO Magazine and many more.
The album also led Jelly Crystal to win the ‘Composer Of The Year’ Award at the Swedish Indie Grammy Awards Manifiest Gala, who said the record is “A boldly multifaceted and daring debut album with songs that linger.”
His debut album has proved Jelly Crystal to be one of the most interesting and exciting new artists to emerge from Sweden in recent times and the ILY EP looks to see him cement this status in 2022.
ILY EP TRACK LISTIING
1. Happy Ending ft. Alice Boman
2. There was a cake
3. (ILY) Var har du varit
5. I Tryyy ft. Seinabo Sey
ACCLAIM FOR JELLY CRYSTAL
"Shimmering chords, charismatic vocals and effervescent lead guitar"
“A blissed-out mix of lysergic synthesisers, psychedelic guitars, disco beats and Afrobeat rhythms”
"Glam rock bop”
“Jelly Crystal perfectly embodies that spirit that breaks with the rules sometimes imposed by the music industry”