Audio: Kelsey Lu, “Shades of Blue”

Kelsey Lu

If you were anywhere near audible distance of Afropunk (2016) during Kelsey Lu‘s performance, chances are you were spellbound and held hostage by the evocative frequency of her voice. The singer and cellist’s first release since 2016’s Church EP is a heart-stopping ballad titled “Shades of Blue.” Burdened with heavy emotion, her lyrics find the perfect contrast in the track’s airy production.

Kelsey Lu has been quoted as saying the song’s muse was a low point in her life during which she squatted in a New Jersey factory and lost control “musically, financially, romantically and, really, soulfully“. She continued, “For me, [‘Shades of Blue’] was a glimpse of hopefulness and peace from within that depression.” Listen to “Shades of Blue” below.

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