If you’re into the new-age lo-fi bedroom pop movement, this album is for you. Crisp electronic production, vibe-y synths, and angsty lyrics that just speak to that “mood” we all get in from time to time - Crystalline has it all. Despite its relatively upbeat sound, this EP does not shy away from heavier and even darker topics. At just 19 years, bulow uses catchy yet undeniably haunting melodies to address topics like drug use, mental health, and her personal struggles with the highs and lows of love. There’s also an easy parallel between the 7th song on the album “Euphoria” and the Zendaya-led tv show that shares the same name. Both are evocative, sensual, and will certainly put you back in that “mood.” As bulow warns, “this Euphoria don’t last forever” … listen accordingly.
Release date: April 5, 2019
Similar artist(s): Mallrat, girl in red, Carlie Hanson
Top tracks: Sweet Little Lies, Euphoria, Get Stupid