Breaking through as a classical-leaning artist, nevertheless a cellist, is no easy feat. Kelsey Lu, however, is an unmistakably refreshing talent that has forged her own path in the neo-classical realm and has attracted collaborators like Solange, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and more. The musician released her latest LP, Blood, on April 19, which sees a deeper expansion into avant garde electronica. Skrillex and Jamie xx are credited as producers on the album, which is as bold as it is delicate and nuanced. Lu’s keen ear for genre blending and fearlessness around manifesting her own unique artistic vision have made Blood a resounding success within days of its release, and an exciting look into the continued trailblazing to be seen from her end.
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