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Crystal Eyes Share New Single/Video “Don’t Turn Around” – New Album  “The Sweetness Restored” due April 22nd via Bobo Integral

February 27, 2022
credit Rebecca Reid

Crystal Eyes

Share new single/video “Don’t Turn Around”

New album  “The Sweetness Restored” due April 22nd 2022
Out via Bobo Integral

The Calgary, Alberta-based psych-rock/dream-pop band, Crystal Eyes are sharing their new single, “Don’t Turn Around” which comes off the back of support for last month’s release, “Wishes” which went on to find support at FLOOD, Brooklyn Vegan, Exclaim and more. The new single is the latest to be lifted from the forthcoming second record, The Sweetness Restored which is set for release via the beloved Madrid label, Bobo Integral (Motorists, Ducks Ltd, Quivers) on April 22.

Crystal Eyes, who are made up of Erin Jenkins (singer/guitarist) and a revolving cast of musicians, currently Jordan Tettensor (guitar), Joleen Toner (synth), Will Johnson (bass) and Paul de Andrade (drums) describe the new record as a “feel-good self-help record for the age of existential dread.” The Sweetness Restored displays a kind of wistful self-awareness right from the start, it’s a collection of ten tracks that flirt with musical influences ranging from new wave, psych-rock and shoegaze, with songs driven by melody and steeped in texture.

Crystal Eyes have this unique, addictive, raw energy. That energy is captured effortlessly within the new single “Don’t Turn Around”, focusing on this formidable drum beat that loops throughout, the alternating vocal harmonies that grab your full attention, and the additional tweaks and rhythmic passages released into the fragile landscape. The mighty tones that appear and add such complex textures into the arrangement, the power of the vocal notes, and the intensity of the track on its very crucial journey. The fierce phaser weaves into the sonically alluring soundscape and with it attaches this nostalgic affection into the vision. The single is rooted in the influx of genres that helped shape the power of this outfit, touching on grunge attributes, post-punk tendencies, and even this elevated nod to disco. They capture it all. The track is simply explosive.

Crystal Eyes
The Sweetness Restored
Out via Bobo Integral
April 22, 2022

1. Wishes
2. Like a Movie
3. Don’t Turn Around
4. I Still Believe in Love pt.1
5.  I Still Believe in Love pt. 2
6. 2,000 Years
7. For Carole
8. Pretty Dumb
9. A Dream I Had
10. No Heaven

Crystal Eyes and Bobo Integral Records will release The Sweetness on April 22 – pre-order the record here

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