Noel Maitland (who also directed Alexx Mack's videos for "Retro Romance" and "Sunglasses") and is lifted from her recently released 6-track debut EP, Kiss The Boys.
Having moved to Los Angeles as a runaway teenager when she was 18, with no plans, no fears and an innocent rebellion. Miss. Karter was brought up on Motown, Soul and
Rock 'n' Roll . She is now re-inventing these genres into her own little mix of musical wonder. Storytelling is one of her favorite parts of being an artist, as she grew up in the theater singing, acting and dancing, as well as playing the piano and flute in her school orchestras. Kelsy's style is a cross between 60's Rock 'n' Roll and a real life circus doll and has been described as The Rebel Doll, because of this mix of style, musically, visually and spiritually.
"I feel like I was meant to live through the 50's and 60's, so I embrace that. I am heavily influenced by people like James Dean, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie and Elvis. I wanted to join the circus as a kid too... so I guess I dig a little madness," Kelsy explains.
Her musical heroes include Amy Winehouse, Sam Cooke, Elvis, James Brown, The Rolling Stones, John Newman, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars and The Beatles. Kelsy was a mischievous kid, with a fearless, impulsive and emotional nature. She is taking those parts of her and channeling them into something great. Something magical.
"I am a firm believer of embracing your oddities, and making your strange your strength. I love love, I fight hard, and am irrevocably addicted to chaos," she says.
Watch the video for "Crystal Blues" below.
Purchase a copy of Kelsy Karter's Kiss The Boys EP on iTunes.