Powerful singer. Sharp songwriter. A recording artist since the age of 14. After spending more than a decade in the studio, the writing room, and onstage, there are few roles Kelsey Waters hasn't played.
Even so, she saves her best work for her solo career, rolling her life story into a batch of dark, guitar-fueled songs inspired by electric rock & roll and pop noire. This is raw, guitar-driven music, heavily rooted in the sound of '90s female rockers ("I'm a '90s baby," Waters admits, listing Sheryl Crow, Joan Osborne and Fiona Apple as influences) as well as legends like David Bowie and Led Zeppelin. Waters' songwriting, though, is as personal as it gets, with the front woman taking a look inward and opening up about addiction, heartbreak, and sexual desire. Working with producer Oscar Charles, she shines a light on her darker side with songs like "I Pour," "Want" and "One More Habit," carving out a sound that nods to her old-school influences while still pushing ahead into new territory.