Welcome to Selections – our weekly series where we offer artists we love total freedom to create a Spotify playlist from any music they want. Reliable – but unpredictable – listening from those who know.
This week it’s the turn of Kelsey Lu. When we met Lu last summer for our Aesthetic feature, we found that her unique style and classic expressionistic manner ran through her attire and her music. Church, her debut EP, quickly asserted itself as one of our favourite EPs of the year and we’ve followed her output ever since.
For this 19-track playlist, Lu draws on reference points from across the board – from the kaleidoscopic textures of Flying Lotus right through to the shapeshifting Afro-futurist jazz of Shabaka and the Ancestors. A playlist emblematic of an artist who continues to explore sound and music.
Kelsey Lu performs at The xx: Night + Day Iceland, 14-17 July 2017