‘Cure for an Existential Crisis’ is a collection of four folk suites and one song to explore the crisis of living and the fear of death. It represents the debut solo album of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jelly Cleaver. Recorded with a small orchestra at the famous Roundhouse in Camden, it is an album of symphonic folk reminiscent of Bridget St John and Joni Mitchell, or more modern troubadours like Father John Misty. Taking a trip through the human consciousness, she journeys through the full depths of human emotion with just her voice and guitar.
“There’s something a little magical behind the eyes of Jelly Cleaver. Something almost tangible. With the music of Espiranza Spalding and Jeff Buckley ‘practically in [her] blood’, she combines transcendent, yet comfortingly natural vocals, with exquisitely masterful jazz guitar to create something quite beautiful. Also a social awareness that filters increasingly undiluted into her work, giving her music grit and power. Having already conquered the Great British R&B Festival, Art of Heritage and Music in the City, to name but a few, she is clearly a force to be reckoned with!”