Back in January, we were invited to a private performance for Kelsey Lu. At the time, we didn’t know much about the artist other than the fact that she was from North Carolina, where she endured a strict upbringing as a Jehovah’s Witness, and a classically trained cellist.
While we were initially intrigued by her connection to some of our favorite artists including Blood Orange, Empress Of, and Chairlift, her solo work is what really blew us away. Held at the Roman Catholic Church of Holy Family in Brooklyn, New York, the intimate show served as a recording space for Lu’s debut EP Church. Patrick Wimberly produced and mixed the entire project, which has finally been released for the whole world to consume.
This morning, Lu wrote, “What a time to bring some Light into the World” in a post on Instagram. We honestly couldn’t agree with her more.
Instead of forming our own interpretations of her project, we wanted to give Lu the floor to explain the inspiration behind her music in her own words. Here, she breaks down the EP so we can have a better understanding of each track. Dive into her mind in the gallery, below.