Kelly then spent 5 years traveling through South America with just his guitar and a suitcase. Living most in Argentina and Brazil, Kelly met his husband, and his travel experiences inspired the core of Kelly’s album — pure love, loss, discovery, and growth. When he returned to the USA, Kelly recorded the album between NYC and LA with an all-star team of musicians. “Runaways”, due for release in early 2019, features Kris on acoustic guitar & vocals, string/wind/horn arrangements by John Philip Shenale (Tori Amos), Todd Sickafoose (Ani DiFranco) on bass, Brian Griffin (Lana Del Rey, The Lone Bellow, Brandi Carlile) on drums, Dave Levita (Alanis Morrisette) & Benji Lysaght (Father John Misty) on electric guitar, and Dave Palmer (Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey) on keyboards. Kelly self-produced the album and it was mixed by Noah Georgeson (Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart, Andy Shauf).