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Rebellious Rock’n’roll Stunning New Single


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.


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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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