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April 26th, 2018

KELSEY LU UNVEILS “SHADES OF BLUE” VIDEO TODAY

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

Photo Credit: Vincent Haycock

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

 

“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

 

Columbia Records artist Kelsey Lu has released the Vincent Haycock-directed video for “Shades of Blue” – watch here. The track premiered last week to great critical acclaim, Pitchfork says “it’s Lu’s voice, emotionally generous and brimming with hairpin melodic turns, that remains her most potent instrument as she looks inward for resilience.”

 

“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.”

 

Kelsey Lu will debut a new, full band live show at 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.

 

KELSEY LU LIVE
05/08       Los Angeles, CA      Moroccan Lounge*
05/11-13     Arcosanti, AZ     FORM
05/23     Brooklyn, NY     Music Hall of Williamsburg†

 

*with Fuck U Pay Us

†with Onyx Collective