Kelsey Lu unveils a new EP of remixes of tracks from her debut album, Blood, today. Entitled Blood Transfusion, it features new versions from Dixon, Omar S, Lafawndah, NAR x ADR and Lil M, as well as the previously released Skrillex edit of “Due West.” Listen here.

Lu’s massively acclaimed debut album, Blood, was released earlier this year on Columbia Records and features singles “Due West,” “Foreign Car,” “Shades of Blue,” a cover of 10cc’s classic “I’m Not In Love” (recently featured in Euphoria), and more.

In the months since the release Lu has played a series of very special dates worldwide, most recently headlining London’s EartH with a brand new show titled “GROUNDED,” in addition to FORM Arcosanti, Berlin’s Berghain, Brooklyn’s Afropunk Festival, dates in Japan and Australia—where she scored Vivid Festival’s 2019 Lighting of the Sails with a film by director Andrew Thomas Huang, and beyond

Blood is Lu’s first project since her acclaimed 2016 Church EP released on True Panther. Lu made Blood with Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, Sampha, Kanye West) as well as additional production from Jamie xx on “Why Knock for You” and “Foreign Car,” Adrian Younge on “Blood” and Skrillex on the original version of “Due West.” Blood also features work from Lu’s sister, the violinist Jessica McJunkins.

Critical praise for Blood…

“The singer and cellist steps into the spotlight on her debut LP, which balances a strong individual vision with plenty of confidence…Lu’s songwriting puts faith in the subconscious, suggesting that real truth lurks beneath the surface, and her inward-looking songs often have a tinge of the psychedelic”—Wall Street Journal

“Blood incorporates R&B, art song, Minimalism and some distant fringes of pop…into realms of weightlessness, experimentation and incantation.” The New York Times

“Nothing short of a menacing vision…the project revels in a sonic appetite that’s
bright with ideas and overflowing with vivid soundscapes”—Hypebeast

“The spirit of Southern California, and Lu’s subtle experiments with its
musical tropes, form the sly engine of Blood, her first full-length album; with an ear still to the elegantly eerie avant-classical compositions of her past, and the chamber-folk philosophizing that anointed Church, she goes more volubly, more unmistakably Los Angeles with the record.”—Pitchfork

“A strikingly beautiful album that’s fraught with turmoil and nourishing for the soul…
Blood is the sound of an untamable free spirit flexing their wings.”—Highsnobiety

“Floating in a nebulous space between R&B, indie and classical, the singer’s new record refuses to settle itself into a simple categorization.”—Billboard

“Witnessing Lu pluck her cello strings is a profoundly intimate experience.”—Vogue

“Kelsey Lu makes her own rules”—Garage

“Listening to Lu’s music—with its hyperactive strings that coalesce, trance-like,
into lush ballads—conjures an otherworldly feeling.”—Interview

A vocalist, cellist and producer, Lu left her Charlotte, North Carolina home at 18 to study cello at the prestigious University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She spent several years traveling, including a stint in a squat in Hoboken, NJ, and is now based in Los Angeles. Lu has collaborated and shared stages with the likes of Jamie xx, Florence +the Machine, Solange, Sampha, Blood Orange, Mariah Carey, Skrillex, Oneohtrix Point Never, and many more. Beyond music, her collaborators across film and fashion have included Gucci, Jil Sander, Kahlil Joseph and Kenzo, Sean Frank, Grace Wales Bonner, Telfar, No Sesso, Come Tees and Total Luxury Spa. Earlier this year, Lu graced the cover of V Magazine, shot by Inez & Vinoodh.


  1. Due West (Lafawndah Remix)
    2. Why Knock For You (Dixon Remix)
    3. Shades of Blue (Lil M Remix)
    4. Poor Fake (Omar S Remix)  
    5. Foreign Car (NAR x ADR Exhaust Diffusion Mix)
    6. Due West (Skrillex Remix)


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