Kelsey Lu is a classically trained Cellist from Charlotte, North Carolina. She now lives in Los Angeles and has collaborated with many of her peers across disciplines including Dev Hynes, Florence and the Machine, Oneotrixpointnever, and Grace Wales-Bonner.
"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
19 Feb, 2020
AnOther Cover Story: Avant-Pop star Kelsey Lu on reclaiming her freedom. Kelsey Lu defies easy categorisation. The musician and AnOther Magazine S/S20 cover star speaks to Lynette Nylander about breaking free from her vivid past and living a life fuelled by "feeling and passion".
Eight things we learnt From Kelsey Lu's AnOther Magazine interview.
19 Nov, 2019
Kelsey Lu enlists Lafawndah, Omar S and Skrillex for 'Blood Transfusion' remix EP.
Featured in FACT magazine.
06 Sep, 2019
Going Platinum: Kelsey Lu is featured in V Magazine.
28 Aug, 2019
Kelsey Lu performs a minimal version of 'Foreign Car' at Sydney Opera House.
Featured in The Fader.
22 Aug, 2019
How Kelsey Lu found her tribe among L.A.'s black art scene, is an LA Times feature.
12 Jul, 2019
Kelsey Lu is featured in Apostrophe Magazine.
03 Jul, 2019
Kelsey Lu is featured in the new edition of Q Magazine.
13 Jun, 2019
Kelsey Lu shares the new video for 'Foreign Car', from her album 'Blood' in The FADER.
10 May, 2019
Kelsey Lu models the finalist's designs from the BFC / Vogue Design Fashion Fund.
08 May, 2019
Kelsey Lu's debut album 'Blood' is reviewed in The 405.