Kelsey Lu delivers moving Skrillex-assisted ‘Due West’ [WATCH]
Skrillex continues his steady co-production work on Kelsey Lu’s new release, “Due West,” accompanied by a music video with visually stunning art direction and effervescent landscapes. Lu’s voice drifts along cello chords and lush keys while Skrillex’s potent kicks add a drive and groove to the song’s flowing and intertwining melodies.
Kelsey Lu is a North Carolina-raised, classically trained cellist whose worked with the likes of Blood Orange, Oneohtrix Point Never, Kelela, and Solange. The music video was directed by Cara Stricker and Mindy Le Brock, and showcase an extremely stylized project that nicely contrasts the audio with gripping visuals. The lyrics discuss a continuous evolution of self and one’s home, while the visuals depict a state of ever-flowing travel and growth. “Due West” is available now via Columbia Records, and follows the OWSLA label-head’s recently co-produced “Connect” by Elohim, released via his LA-based label.