LA based art-rock singer-songwriter Crown Jwlz is set to release her debut EP “California King” on February 23. On a mission to shake-up belief systems and rattle outlooks Jwlz enlisted an all-star team of producers for her debut including Max Coane [Jack’s Mannequin,] Maxwell Moon [Macy Gray,] and Erik Belz [will.i.am, Juicy J.] The songs were mixed by Noah Georgeson [The Strokes, Little Joy] and mastered by Ted Jensen [Muse, Florence + the Machine.]
Crown Jwlz spent the last couple of years evolving as an artist and songwriter and playing local clubs on the streets of Hollywood and the Sunset Strip. Following a month of adventures in the Philippines, she returned to Los Angeles and received a vision for Crown Jwlz. The aesthetic would match the music’s robust rock ‘n’ roll soul. In order to capture that, she built a six-piece band, affectionately known as “The Royal Court,” and larger-than-life stage show but it’s her sultry voice that takes center stage.
When asked about California King’s first single “Without U” Jwlz explains “It paints a picture, you got stood up, you’re all dressed up with nowhere to go.”Elsewhere, “Cool” cuts an overly cocky boy down to size with a soulful refrain and vibrant storytelling, while “Party Past the Sunrise” illuminates Jwlz knack for swaggering pop with propulsive keys, synths, and a big chant.
As she tackles tough subjects such as gender inequality and double-standards Jwlz is eager to bring her music and message to the masses. “As a title, California King refutes the principal that only a man can be king,” she explains.