Kelsey Lu is the 28-year-old singer and cello player whose debut album Blood is making waves with an emotionally-resonant style all her own.
Her single "Due West," originally produced by Rodaidh McDonald and Skrillex, taps into soulful R&B moods to create a special kind of sound, and it's fitting she recruited Skrillex for an equally-fresh remix.
Lu recently spoke to Billboard Pride about how she rejects putting labels on her sound, only letting it flow out in as honest a way as possible. Likewise, the "Due West" remix broods sensual with haunting synths and a steamy, downtempo house rhythm. It's dark and danceable, working Lu's alluring chorus into an even more interesting gait over Skrillex's ghosty vocal chops and doom club atmosphere.
Lu is someone to look out for, making her way across a few festival spots in Europe, Asia and Brooklyn's Afropunk Festival in late August. The Skrillex remix of "Due West" is out now on Columbia Records.
Listen to it below.