As the product of fine musical stock, it’s no surprise that the young Kelsey Lu was immediately drawn to music as a means of expression. Kelsey trained as classical cellist throughout her childhood, an instrument that still occupies the foreground of her immersive, somnambulant compositions. As musically rich as her upbringing was, due to being raised a Jehovah’s Witness, Kelsey was exposed to precious little pop music during these formative years.
Now an artist in her own right, this remove from contemporary popular culture might go some distance in explaining Lu’s utterly unique approach to both her chosen instrument and songwriting as a whole. Her solo debut EP, Church – recorded in a Brooklyn church, all in one take – is a sonorous and intoxicating masterwork. Stridently individual and deeply affecting, this is music from a visionary artist operating on their own wavelength. It’s no wonder Lu has that has been garnering plaudits from both critics and audiences alike. We can’t wait to introduce you.