kelz’s frothy dream-pop music is an introduction to the mind of Vietnamese-American producer and multi-instrumentalist Kelly Truong. Written and recorded in her Orange County, California home, her songs tell a nostalgic yet hopeful story. For kelz, carefully looping beats, tinkering with synthetic waveforms, and interweaving guitar picking serves as a meditation--a mode of processing emotions and the inevitable passing of time. Front and center are her airy vocals, recorded in a whisper so as to not wake people in the other room late at night. Each song folds in on itself like a wave’s undertow, reorienting infectious melodies from tracks previous. kelz reflects on the process as “feeling like running towards something” but not knowing what it is. Escape with kelz on a long night drive with her effervescent electro-pop tracks.
written by Nayra Halajian