KRISTEENYOUNG has always been a DIY artist in the most classic sense: standing alone, outside, & in between categories. She plays piano in a sort of bashing/dissonant manner, but melodic at times, & sings using a wide range (of notes & emotion) that veers into operatic territory. But, the music is best described as no genre or individual genre, & she has done this for 9 albums. It might be a popular (non)category now but this was not so 9, 8, 7 or even 1 album ago. She stood outside, alone. She is a pioneer and iconoclast. “Me too” happened. “The Enlightenment” happened. She still stands outside, alone.
Although a lifelong unsigned, manager-less, unagent-ed artist, she has found support among some of the most undeniable artists of our time. David Bowie recorded a (Kristeen written) duet with her. Kristeen toured, as opener, for several world-wide Morrissey tours. Dave Grohl played drums on her whole self-released 2014 album & then performed with her on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. In 2020, she received her first New York Times review (an enthusiastic write-up by legendary critic, Jon Pareles).
Kristeen's new album, The Beauty Shop, will be released in 2022.
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