My name is Krystal and I am an indie singer/songwriter. My debut EP “Lady Sisyphus” deals with topics such as absentee fathers, eating disorders and the human/animal bond. All of the lyrics are clean. The lyrics go beyond what we are getting from mainstream music today. People are all over message boards and social media crying for music with real and substantial lyrics and I hope I can fill their desire in some small way. I have always loved music. I grew up listening to a lot of dance music such as Ace of Base, La Bouche, Amber and stuff like that. The radio was accessible to everyone. I didn’t have a lot of money so it was always a free source of entertainment. Of course you will be inspired to create what you love so I started writing poems and songs when I was about 15 years old.
My latest release is called “Lady Sisyphus”. Sisyphus is a character in ancient Greek mythology that was cursed to forever roll a boulder up a hill for it to come back down again. I felt a bit like that in a way with my music career, with my finances, with my weight…with everything in my life. I felt that I was going in circles to nowhere like a hamster in a wheel and not achieving what I wanted to achieve. I felt like the female version of Sisyphus which is why I named the album “Lady Sisyphus”. The song “Sisyphus” on my album is about my eating disorder. I grew up overweight since early childhood. It was constantly blamed on my father’s genetics because my mother was always thin. To top it off, my father was a deadbeat so it was like the only thing he gave me were messed up genes. I felt like I was constantly living in his dark shadow. I did lose the weight in early adulthood due to health problems and weird eating rituals (like taking sleeping pills so you will go to sleep and not think about the fact that you are freaking starving). Yo yo dieting is not healthy at all but I’ve done it. Growing up, I used to take laxatives as a way of purging. I know I am not alone and a lot of women and girls feel the need to fit society’s mold of being slender and a lot of people have dealt with being born to deadbeat parents. This single was cathartic for me and hopefully it will resonate with others.
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