With her flame-red hair and confident stroll, Miss Krystle is a force to be reckoned with.
Lawyer Krystle Delgado by day and pop star Miss Krystle at night, she is dedicated to her craft and her fans. Her latest release, Inevitable EP, has had nearly a half a million streams on Spotify alone.
“As an independent artist, I am very proud of this,” she says enthusiastically.
Delgado says she’s been singing since she opened her eyes, ears and mouth. She grew up in the Sierra Nevada area of California. She and her family moved to Scottsdale when she was 10.
Music is in her family, including her mother who is a classically educated musician.
“I learned piano, cello and violin from a classical standpoint,” Delgado says. “When I was in my teens, I realized I was a performer. I was doing shows at 15, thinking I was the next Britney Spears. Then I realized I had to work really hard to be Britney Spears.”
Hard work defines Delgado. She was homeschooled and then attended ASU, studying political science, and graduated cum laude from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Since wrapping up school, Delgado has been representing entertainment industry clients.
She did the “rock thing” for a very short time. Inevitable, she adds, is the culmination of an easy songwriting process—for the most part.
“We get to the sixth song and there was one issue after another,” she says. “We felt it was a sign that we were almost done with the EP. We just had to stick with it. It’s my strongest songwriting to date. I was so excited about the music production.”
“For me, it’s about the moment. At the end of the day, I want to put out good music for my fans. It’s much more difficult to win over people in the pop genre. I want to appeal to the masses, but my music feels original. That’s a hard task. I’ve been true to my art, though, and transparent about who I am.”
Inevitable is Delgado’s missive about personal empowerment.
“There’s so much trouble in the world right now,” she says. “What we need right now is an anthem about personal empowerment.”
This year, she brought her music to South by Southwest music conference in Austin. She also started the Facebook and YouTube show Cookin’ Vegan with Miss Krystle.
“I’ll never give up on music,” she says. “I’m sharing this journey I’m on with my fans, especially for those who have followed me for a decade. I will never give up because they never give up on me.”
Julien-K, Miss Krystle, Elysian Drive and Breaklot, Club Red, 1306 W. University Drive, Mesa, clubredrocks.com, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 14, $14-$16.