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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and cellist features production from Jamie xx, Rodaidh McDonald, Skrillex, and Adrian Younge.
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I think you heard me wrong I hear your eyes I think it came out wrong A pillow of lies Oh, baby please Oh, my heart's on the pavement Oh, baby... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Apr 23, 2019
    100
    Lu seems intent to immerse us fully, deeply, intimately into her gossamer creative vision--and she succeeds. An astonishing first album.
  2. Apr 23, 2019
    90
    Kelsey Lu's Blood, pumping with movement and what moves us, we tiny wholes, maybe isn't a continent so much as it is a bordered body, graceful in its clunky fullness, jostling with every pothole, the cello its longing pores come to life.
  3. May 7, 2019
    85
    This is R&B and dense pop bent to its creators will, rather than anything the other way around. This is Beyoncé for a panic attack. This is, only more and more so with time spent in its valleys and peaks, essential listening.
  4. Apr 23, 2019
    80
    Blood is a work that speaks for itself, an album that’s boundless, and restlessly pursues the ideas of its creator.
  5. Apr 23, 2019
    80
    Blood is an enticingly restrained debut, showing a consistency of tone without compromising on Lu’s inventiveness.
  6. Apr 26, 2019
    75
    The spirit of Southern California, and Lu’s subtle experiments with its musical tropes, form the sly engine of Blood, her first full-length album; with an ear still to the elegantly eerie avant-classical compositions of her past, and the chamber-folk philosophizing that anointed Church, she goes more volubly, more unmistakably Los Angeles with the record.
  7. 60
    It’s uneven, with flashes of brilliance. Blood is a record that builds slow and steady, as it continually keeps you on your toes with its experimental and exploratory nature.
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  1. Jun 8, 2019
    9
    Kelsey Lu faz músicas para se contemplar a imensidão. Faz todo sentido quando se escuta fora do seu quarto, ao nascer do sol e a névoa noKelsey Lu faz músicas para se contemplar a imensidão. Faz todo sentido quando se escuta fora do seu quarto, ao nascer do sol e a névoa no horizonte sobre os prédios e a cidade. Expand

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