10CCs of Kelsey Lu during III Points
Our take on this new hauntingly surreal version of classic I'm not in Love resonates with the original. Instant classic. While the melody and chanting vocal in the rear end of the track illuminates the message it is the imagery that she creates that really stands out. And no we're not talking about the nakedness.
But the way she bears it all leaves the viewer witnessing a vulnerable character enough to be able to self identify with the emotional angst of breakup moments. The varying scene of activities she goes through are a plethora of tips, tricks and anecdotes that recently separated people may experience but is completely overshadowed by the universal appeal of raw honesty that she displays.
Kelsey Lu debuts her cover of 10cc’s classic “I’m Not in Love” today, alongside an Alima Lee-directed video—listen and watch here.
Of the song Lu says, “This is dedicated to the ones who have ever felt misunderstood in the name of Love, in the name of Self. Who Love the Passion, Love the Grace Of Dramatics, Love the obsession of life and want to Kill the Confusion all while finding beauty in the abstract of growth and humor that surrounds the horrors both within and around us daily.”
“I’m Not in Love” follows “Due West” and “Shades of Blue” released last year to great critical acclaim. Pitchfork praises Lu’s latest saying, “‘Due West’ is her most arresting excursion yet.” Kelsey Lu’s debut album is forthcoming this year.
Furthermore, Lu graces the cover of V Magazine’s current issue, shot by Inez & Vinoodh and interviewed by Dev Hynes—read the story here and on newsstands now. A vocalist, cellist and producer, Kelsey Lu’s debut EP, Church, was released in 2016 to critical praise. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Kelsey Lu left home at 18 to study cello. Now based in Los Angeles, she has collaborated and shared stages with the likes of Solange, Sampha, Blood Orange, Kelela, Moses Sumney and many more.