KELSEY LU TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA THIS FALL
OPENING FOR SAMPHA ON SELECT DATES
CHURCH OUT NOW TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM
“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
“deeply reverential, and experimental” —Vogue
“a clarion introduction to a folk sound as unsettling as it is beautiful.” —W
“sonorous meditations of identity, love, loss.” —Elle
“Virtually casting a spell with her repetitive lyricism and transfixing tone, her eery yet calming mezzo soprano also works to take listeners on the journey of her experience.” —Afropunk
Rising artist and multi-instrumentalist Kelsey Lu will tour North America this fall, playing select, very special dates with Sampha and joining his band on cello. Stops include New York’s Baby’s All Right October 25 and Los Angeles’ Palace Theater November 1 as part of the Red Bull Sound Select series.
Kelsey Lu’s debut EP, Church, is out now via True Panther Sounds. She is currently in the studio working on material set for release in 2017.
The EP’s title comes from its unique recording process—Kelsey Lu recorded live in a single take at the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with her cello, her voice and her loop pedal.
Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Kelsey Lu left home at 18 to study cello. Now based in New York, she has collaborated with, and contributed to albums from, many of her peers including Blood Orange, Kelela, Wet and Organized Noize.
For more information, please contact Carla Sacks or Reid Kutrow at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.
KELSEY LU LIVE
October 12 /// London, U.K. /// Corsica Studios
October 19 /// Montreal, QC /// RBMA Festival – Fairmount Theater
October 20 /// Toronto, ON /// The Underground – Drake Hotel
October 24 /// Washington, D.C. /// U Street Music Hall
October 23 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Johnny Brenda’s
October 25 /// New York, NY /// Baby’s All Right
October 29 /// San Francisco, CA /// Swedish American Music Hall
November 1 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Red Bull Sound Select – The Palace Theater