“Karter follows in the footsteps of famous rock stars like Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, and Van Halen”–TIME
“She’s a true rock star deep down, and ready for the world to see it too.” –Nylon
“Championing rebellion, fearlessness and not giving a f*ck what anyone thinks.” –Wonderland
“Musically, her vintage-tinged sound leans into the blues-y textures of ’60s garage rock.” –Paper
LA by-way-of New Zealand artist Kelsy Karter is excited to release her new single and music video for “Devil On My Shoulder,” out everywhere today via BMG. “Devil on my shoulder is about that cheeky little voice in your head that takes over sometimes,” Kelsy shared about the meaning behind the song. “For me, the way I’ve always dealt with anxiety or depression is by being mischievous and doing things that maybe I shouldn’t. I wanted to make the ultimate extreme, hyper rock&roll tune – that would match the characteristics of what goes on in my little devil’s head. Karter collaborated on the track with Zakk Cervini (Blink-182, Machine Gun Kelly, All Time Low) and Chris Greatti (YUNGBLUD, Blink-182) who co-produced the record, as well as co-wrote with Karter. Download/Stream “Devil On My Shoulder” everywhere HERE.
The visual, directed by Kelsy herself, takes a literal approach on the meaning of the track.“I had Crystal The Monkey (Night At The Museum, The Hangover 2) play the “devil on my shoulder” as we go on the run from the cops together after robbing a jewelry store.
With intoxicating, powerful vocals and a fresh, fearless take on rock ‘n roll, the LA by-way-of New Zealand musician is an artist to watch in 2020. Finding inspiration in artists such as Queen, David Bowie, and The Rolling Stones (among others), Karter’s music encompasses these classic rock influences, blended with a contemporary sound reminiscent of Lana Del Rey and Billie Eilish. She’s also toured with The Struts in both the U.S. and the U.K. and collaborated with the band’s guitarist, Adam Slack, on her hypnotic standout track, “Liquor Store On Mars.”
Karter has been releasing songs independently all throughout 2019, including the viral sensation, “Harry.”Karter is also currently in the studio working on her debut album, expected for release later this year.