“Tiny girl with a big voice” April Kry is thrilled to announce her new full-length concept album, Krysalis. The soulful, pop melodies and vulnerable lyrics leave you wanting more. Krysalis is available now on all streaming & download platforms.
“This body of work was written over a period of 2+ years. It was a transformative chapter of my life where I was forced to look at myself in the mirror and reflect on why I chose to create in the first place. Recording this album while pregnant, and in a global pandemic was challenging, but worth it. In these songs, you will hear moments of self-reflection, extreme highs and lows, and everything in between. Creating life, celebrating love, and examining my time in the music industry. I’ve learned that using my voice to inspire is more important than approval. No one ever talks about the season of growth the caterpillar needs to go through in order to become the butterfly. You don’t know who you are or where you are going. This is the Chrysalis growing stage. and this is the story of my Krysalis.” – April Kry
The forthcoming record is a follow-up to her 2018 EP, Sink Or Swim which received national acclaim with songs from the EP landing a spot on the Music Row Country Breakout charts, with plays on numerous radio stations across the country, over 4 million streams across platforms, including a coveted rotation on Radio Disney Country. Her newest album explores the growing stages of life with themes of empowerment and self-reflection.
Since Kry moved to Nashville to pursue music in 2011, her artistic growth is remarkable as she melds seamlessly through multiple genres and confidently finds her voice. She has been fortunate enough to write and work with Grammy award-winning songwriters and collaborate with some amazing talent including Nick Jonas and industry veteran, Phil Ramone. Kry pulls in heavy hitters on her new album, like Joshua Gleave (Chris Young, The Swon Brothers) and 9AM Music (Leon Bridges, Celine Dion). Talent and fans alike are drawn to Kry’s meaningful lyrics and soulful, strong, effortless tone.
Produced by 9 AM, Joshua Gleave, Blane Mitchell, with vocals recorded in Nashville, TN.
- “Take The Edge Off” –This is the perfect opening track to her album. The tune matches perfectly with April’s smooth vocals with softer opening melodies. As the track moves along, we can see the power April has on her voice as the instrumentation picks up and she lets her voice shine.
- “Bullets in the Dark” –This track gives the audience a nice switch to a more dreamy atmosphere, as it is almost as if she is narrating a story about a relationship gone wrong.
- “Scratch the Surface” –“Scratch the Surface” allows the listener to fully experience April’s vocals as she shines and sings about someone trying to play her (“You can try to hide inside your little web of lies/If you think I could be played I know your games.”) This song was the perfect way for the artist to show the dimension of her voice, as listeners can contrast her robust vocals with a calmer, smoother pitch she uses in some parts of this song.
- “Solid Ground”– “Solid Ground” starts with a pleasant and calm piano melody, which transmits a peaceful feeling to the audience. The background vocals increase the dreamy energy of the song as April sings about finding solid ground for herself.
- “B Side” – This song reminds listeners of someone putting a cassette tape to play, which makes the track nostalgic and more memorable.
- “Maybe It’s You” – This track talks about April’s personal experience in the music industry and how people would always tell her how she needed to look and sound if she wanted to “make it” as an artist.
- “Watered Down”– This track changes the experience to a more melancholic one, as April sings about someone weighing her down and now finding herself.
- “Crowd Pleaser” –April will touch people’s hearts with this emotional track, where she discusses the idea of being a crowd pleaser by putting on a mask and pretending to be someone else.
- “Upside to Down” – The audience will experience a significant switch from the previous sad and melancholic melodies, gifted with this upbeat and contagious melody that will make them dance and sing along with the song. It reminds the audience that life is made of ups and downs and that you need one to fully feel the other.
10. “Seven or Seventeen” – April finishes the album with “Seven or Seventeen,” a song dedicated to her son. She wrote this song right after finding out she was pregnant. It represents the end of the growing stage where the “butterfly” is born, so to speak.
“Tiny girl, big voice” is the label April Kry has taken on from a young age. At just five years old, Kry started her musical journey singing in church, alongside her father and sister. Her soulful voice has caught the attention of music industry greats such as Jermaine Jackson of the Jackson 5, Nile Rogers, and Enya, who she later sang backup for on Live! With Regis & Kelly. After moving to Nashville after high school to pursue music full-time, April found that her passion for songwriting started to grow as she began writing with Stephanie Bentley (“Breathe” by Faith Hill, “Concrete Angel” by Martina McBride), Blair Daly (“Clock Don’t Stop” by Carrie Underwood, “You Should Be Loved” by Hunter Hayes), and many others as her circle continued to expand. Her first single “Fireflies” broke Top 30 on Sirius XM’s The Highway and was trending at #1 on Radio Disney. Her song “I Feel At Home” penned with Blair Daly has garnered over 4 million streams on Spotify. As an independent artist, that’s no small feat. Kry’s sound is a soulful mix of country, blues, and pop, with lyrics deep enough to dive into – this little lady isn’t like anything you’ve heard before.https://www.countryschatter.com/2022/09/nashville-singer-songwriter-april-kry-releases-sophomore-album-krysalis/New ReleasesPress Release"B Side","Scratch the Surface","Seven or Seventeen","Take The Edge Off","Upside to Down",April Kry,KRYSALIS,Live! With Regis & Kelly