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Kelsy Karter, Rock and Roll’s new female vocal powerhouse releases “God Knows I’ve Tried”

If you’ve never heard of Kelsy Karter before, her Soundcloud profile describes her best as being the mythical lovechild between Angelina Jolie and Mick JaggerHaving spent the last months working with the likes of Cage The Elephant and Alex Da KidKelsy Karter has stepped outwith a new single “God Knows I’ve Tried” a rebellious and personal rock ‘n’ roll track showcasing Kelsy Karter’s gorgeous vocal range over a twanging guitar lead arrangement. Speaking on the track, the New Zealand born, LA based artist states: 

“I’ve spent my whole life being rebellious and doing what people told me not to do. And when you have that kind of spirit, somebody always gets hurt. I guess “God Knows I’ve Tried” is just my apology letter in the form of a rock & roll ballad.” 

Listen to “God Knows I’ve Tried” HERE:


 Having picked up support from the likes of i-D, EW and KCRW on her early releases, “God Knows I’ve Tried” sees Kelsy Karter moving away from the musical lane she felt pushed into and straight into rock ‘n’ roll which she does very well. You are instantly drawn into her raw, mesmerizing, and dynamic vocal range, and makes you dig deeper in search for more, I know I did. I only heard “God Knows I’ve Tried” once and I had to know more about this talented artist. Kelsy Karter is the new female rock powerhouse we’ve been waiting for.  

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