Having spent the last months working with the likes of Cage The Elephant and Alex Da Kid, Kelsy Karter steps out today with new single « God Knows I’ve Tried » a searingly personal rock&roll track showcasing Kelsy Karter‘s gorgeous vocal over a twanging guitar lead arrangement. Speaking on the track, the New Zealand born, LA based artist states:
« I’ve spent my whole life being rebellious and doing what people told me not to do. And when you have that kind of spirit, somebody always gets hurt. I guess « God Knows I’ve Tried » is just my apology letter in the form of a rock&roll ballad. »
Having picked up support from the likes of i-D, EW and KCRW on her early releases, « God Knows I’ve Tried » sees Karter moving away from the musical lane she felt pushed into and straight into rock&roll, the music she loves.
Citing influences like Queen, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Karter mixes up a combination of a rebellious nature, a nomadic spirit and enormous talent to create a unique vibe. Karter’s unique vision takes her fans on a journey in a time machine through the great musical acts of an earlier era, seamlessly blending classic vibes with modern influences, creating a new kind of rock&roll.
Kelsy says, “I want to be an artist that speaks to my generation. If you want a 50-year career then you have to be innovative and ahead of what’s next. The drum patterns and guitar tones on my record definitely veer toward those early Beatles/Stones vibes, but my stories and ideas will always move and grow with me in the modern world.
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