merican songstress Kelsey Kindall returns with her brand-new single ‘Whiplash’. Excerpted from her forthcoming four-track extended play, Goodbye Party, which explores the liberating sensation of putting pen to paper and turning away from the past. ‘Whiplash’ marks the project’s pivot, bringing listeners from denial and recklessness to awareness and strength.
The inspiration behind Whiplash comes from many of Kelsey’s experiences with confusing relationships and mixed signals. Knowing this is such a universal experience, she tried to navigate the power dynamic that goes into the tragic misinterpretation of modern dating. With a background in theater, Kelsey Kindall uses her comedic storytelling in between songs to captivate her listeners. She invites them to share this vulnerable space with her in a promising sound filled with joy, inspiration, and celebration.
On the single, Kelsey Kindall says, “We wanted to create a song that was addicting to listen to, fun to dance to, and powerful to sing along to. I love the early 2000s pop icons, and I feel like the pop scene is making a comeback with so many breakout women lately. I wanted to lean into that world and pay tribute to the pop icons while staying in a familiar alternative world where my music lands.”
She is excited about this release, and her first headlining show on February 8th at the Faight in San Francisco, showcasing her natural ability and personal development in the music business. The eclectic and imaginative attitude of Kelsey Kindall is reflected in her catalog, and her unparalleled originality enables her to move across genres with ease.
Born and raised in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Kelsey Kindall fell in love with performing on stage at an early age. Following the prevailing path, she studied musical theatre in college and relocated to New York City upon her graduation. To find inspiration and reaffirm her humanity, she spent a year traveling to over ten countries, immersing herself in the local tongue and customs to gain a more varied and comprehensive perspective. She eventually returned home as a result of the pandemic, and it was then that she decided to pursue a music career. Currently residing in San Francisco, Kelsey attracted an organic fan base of over 60,000 streams and 25,000 listeners when she released her debut album. She connected with her now-producer, Will Duncan, on a dating app during this period. Even though they didn’t have a romantic connection, they had a clear musical chemistry. They started a fascinating collaboration and have since produced a steady stream of catchy, irresistible tunes that have a strong emotional connection with listeners.