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April 18th, 2018

KELSEY LU DEBUTS “SHADES OF BLUE”

HEADLINE DATES CONFIRMED IN LOS ANGELES MAY 8 AND NEW YORK MAY 23

“Kelsey Lu makes slow and spacious music, confronting you with lingering tones and vocal melodies that ascend and dive.”—The New York Times

 

“The music lingers and haunts, rich with sadness and unease…It’s magnificent enough to simply exist, knowing we’ll calmly submerge ourselves in its reverberations.”—Pitchfork

 

“Kelsey Lu defies classification. At a time when recording artists stick to the most marketable genre, the singer/songwriter and classically-trained cellist created a new one entirely…Her music is both thrilling and haunting, from the first piercing note of her cello to her angelic vocals, both instruments blending seamlessly to create one cohesive sound.”—Teen Vogue

 

Kelsey Lu debuts a new song, “Shades of Blue,” today—listen here.

 

“I wrote ‘Shades of Blue; when I was squatting in a leather factory in Hoboken, New Jersey,” says Kelsey Lu. “I was really depressed at the time, and my life had flip-flopped in many ways—musically, financially, romantically and, really, soulfully. Yet, I was writing a lot more than I had been and this song is a manifestation of that point in my life. For me, it was a glimpse of hopefulness and peace from within that depression, and I can only hope it will bring a similar moment of peace to the listener.”

 

Fresh from a string of dates opening for King Krule, Kelsey Lu will debut a new, full band live show at very special shows next month May 8 at Los Angeles’ Moroccan Lounge and May 23 at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, in addition to an appearance at FORM Arcosanti.

 

A vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Kelsey Lu’s debut EP, Church, was released in 2016 to critical praise. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Kelsey Lu left home at 18 to study cello. Now based in Los Angeles, she has collaborated and shared stages with the likes of Solange, Sampha, Blood Orange, Kelela, Moses Sumney and many more.

Photo Credit: Vincent Haycock

KELSEY LU LIVE

May 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge

May 11-13 – Arcosanti, AZ – FORM

May 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg