20 year old Smilo Crystal is a rising South African singer, songwriter and poet who started honing her craft at the tender age of 12 years old.
She comes from a supportive background with both parents playing a massive role in influencing her music career.
She had her music debut in early 2021 with single in collaboration with Ano Beats, delivered just in time for Valentines day. This release was followed by her second studio single alongside DJ Tucks later that year. Smilo’s ‘Total Stranger’ can be regarded as a commercial success with over 50 000K streams on YouTube, and over 50 000K streams on Spotify and iTunes alone.
Smilo Crystal is regarded as one of the youngest talents who are yet to take on the local mainstream music scene. She is also known for her versatility, and pure, honest messages she delivers through her music, her latest offering will definitely put her on the map.
‘Music should cater to everyone for their enjoyment and entertainment.’
Smilo Crystal is currently working on her debut EP “Pieces of me” which is rumored to drop soon. The body of work consists of 5 tracks, her hopes for this project is for her fans and Mzansi to get a better understanding of who she is as a creative. She also hopes to breach international boundaries with her anticipated release.
In the meantime Smilo Crystal gives us an offering titled ‘Awunak’thula’ which was exclusively available on Radio Langa before it was officially released on DSP platforms on Saturday the 01 of April.
Smilo Crystal describes this as a song she wrote for individuals that are experiencing hard times, making it relatable for a wide audience and not only for people in romantic relationships. Awunak’Thula is a timeless sing-a-long jam.
Check it out: https://songwhip.com/smilocrystal