the only thing pressure has done is make a diamond
- Who: Giovanni James a.k.a. Jelly Jells
- What: Bouncy whistle rock, like San Cisco, Harlan, Seye
- Where: Harlem, NY + Facebook
- When: Just this single so far.
- Why: Giovanni James is the man behind Jelly Jells and his chart-topping jam “Beautiful” from last year. James may have switched to to his birth name but he hasn’t dimmed his uplifting grooves one bit. “Shining” introduces the year’s best whistling performance against Jells’ tradition of lyrics about the bright side of life. It might as well be called “Smiling.”