Alt-metal solo artist Crystal Joilena debuted her new single “The High Priestess” a few days ago giving the fans an emotive track with nuanced lyrics that delve into Crystal’s exploration of massive spiritual awakenings, shadow work, connecting with your higher self, and the truths and secrets behind the false representations of all things.
The song is an ambitious pushback to the negative constructs of the corporate music industry as an empowering anthem to return to our true selves. After gaining notoriety for her soaring covers of Motionless in White and Evanescence and her collaborations with Bad Omens bassist Joakim Karlsson, Joilena is showcasing a new side of her musical repertoire and storytelling capabilities.
“Your veil is at its thinnest…” – Crystal Joilena
Hailing from New York, solo artist Crystal Joilena brings a sound-transcending genre. Like ripped pages from a diary, her music contains little pieces of her soul woven into each track, resulting in a labyrinth of dark feminine energy. Crystal bares her most vulnerable moments told through gnashing riffs and haunting lyricality to create something intricately and distinctly hers.
Her first EP, “Numb Until Further Notice” debuted with almost 300k streams, featuring her most popular tracks, the female rage anthem “Lilith” and the hauntingly beautiful “Siren”. Throughout her solo career, she has gained both a loyal fanbase and buzz within the world of metal, earning her place alongside heavy hitters with her music featured on playlists like Jesea Lee’s “Matriarchy” next to artists like Spiritbox, Pvris, and The Pretty Reckless. She famously collaborated with Motionless In White on a dreamy version of their hit single “Eternally Yours” for the Eternally Yours: Motion Picture Collection.
Crystal continues to break boundaries with the release of her debut album, War On My Soul in October 2021. The album embodies her journey as an artist, revealing her experiences with mental health, trauma, love, and everything in between. Produced by Joakim “Jolly” Karlsson (Bad Omens), the album has gained over 200k streams and includes the gritty single “Holy Misery” featuring Tommy Roulette of Jynx.
The two recently reunited on a cover of Evanescence’s “Bring Me To Life” which immediately took off and went viral. Crystal continues to deliver her most authentic self with each release as she prepares for new music and live shows.
Crystal Joilena – The High Priestess
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