kelsey hamilton

kelsey hamilton

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I am singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer from ATL. When I was 8 I used the money I made from modeling to buy a guitar. I have recorded at studios with platinum artists all over ATL including REDZONE, BME, LEVELHEADS to name a few. Now I am recording a solo album in my studio at home! Be ready!

Biography

I am the ultra femme artist. I have been told by friends that I am "stream of consciousness" personified. I approach my music as I approach my life: full disclosure and expression of every fiber of my being at all times. I am frank (to say the very least). All of my songs are love songs. I'm in love with love and every bit of my character reflects that. My mother has always called me a "torch singer." You know, the moody retro girl that spends her nights singing melancholy melodies about the lover she lost. The deeply emotional sad beauty who walks alone night after night "carrying a torch" for the lost lover that has forever scarred her. Despite my best efforts, I am more inspired to write after a loss as oppose to writing the arrogant, sexually empowered, "Dontcha wish you were as hot as me" songs. I am more vulnerable than that... and I think my vulnerability is the very essence of my artistic beauty. I think the industry is beyond over saturated with these scantily clad "high pimpstress" types who only seem concerned with emulating their male counterparts in an effort to feel empowered and unbreakable. But the truth is: We are breakable and great music comes from being broken. When you have been been broken you are forced to search the deepest parts of you -- and it is in the these deep places where you will discover all of the secrets that have been shoved away in effort to avoid appearing vulnerable. And once you resurface from those deep and dark places you emerge as a radiant flower that has recovered from a long winter nap. A flower's fragility is what makes it so precious... Beauty will never shine as radiantly as it does in the hour of its demise. It is this rise and fall that makes music meaningful. Music has always been my savior in my hour of need and I believe listeners need a vulnerable, humble, honest creature to relate to.

Lyrics

Swallow Me

Written By: Kelsey Hamilton

Intro
See the way the stars they shine and make divine the city streets/ Ancient sages that align where past and present meet/ Embers from a former flame burn beneath my feet/ Remind me of forsaken dreams/ the tide that swallowed me/
Verse
I'm so tired yet I cannot sleep/ I had myself a lover but hes long forgotten me/ I lay awake in bed and pray/wishing for a dream/ The wave that came as a surprise and pulled me underneath/
Chorus
Every time I close my eyes you're staring back at me/ A million times I apologized for the secrets that I keep/ I've tried my best to compromise and give you all of me/ Everything I ever wanted now just a memory/ The tide that swallowed me/
Verse
I have lived a wicked life/ At times I have lived a lie/ Making love and sacrifice but karma wont let me slide/ I always get just what I want/ throw away what I need/ I know exactly what to say to make sure you believe
Chorus
Every time I close my eyes you're staring back at me/ A million times I apologized for the secrets that I keep/ I've tried my best to compromise and give you all of me/ Everything I ever wanted now a distant memory/ The tide that swallowed me/
Intro
See the way the stars they shine and make divine the city streets/ Ancient sages that align where past and present meet/ Embers from a former flame burn beneath my feet/ Remind me of forsaken dreams/ the tide that swallowed me/

Casualty Of Love

Written By: Kelsey Hamilton

Chorus
Now was it you or was it me
How is it we’re just a memory?
What it was is what will never be
Did you wake up one day feeling differently?
Cause honestly I cant believe
That my fairy tale is just a tragedy
Are you blind, or can you see
I’m just another casualty of love
Casualty of love
Verse
All is fair in love and war
But who was even keeping score
All I want is to be adored
So tell me what we’re fighting for

And how is it that you ignore
The answers you were looking for
Salvation waiting outside your door
But you told me that you wanted more

Chorus
Now was it you or was it me
How is it we’re just a memory?
What it was is what will never be
Did you wake up one day feeling differently?
Cause honestly I cant believe
That my fairy tale is just a tragedy
Are you blind or can you see
I’m just another
Casualty of love

Verse
On this road I walk alone
Without my love I have no home
Is she the reason you be gone?
But do I really wanna know?

What is love if you cannot grow?
And when did we become a show?
The thought of you would make me glow
Your absence seems to leave me cold

Chorus
Now was it you or was it me
How is it we’re just a memory?
What it was is what will never be
Did you wake up one day feeling differently?
Cause honestly I cant believe
That my fairy tale is just a tragedy
Are you blind, or can you see?
I’m just another casualty of love
Casualty of love

Loyalty (Last Goodbye)

Written By: Kelsey Hamilton

It is not a question of my loyalty/
But my love for the stuff that is choking me/ Holding me back from the one thing that I need/ It's the gauge of the gun that is frightening/
Pre-Chorus
Now I am young but I know that I am old enough/ To see that this thing that I've done might of just cost me us/ It seems that I have lost the means to/ Say the things that I needed to get through/ You came to stay and I shouldn't have let you/ No
Chorus
I know I've gotta leave/ And God knows that I've tried/ I promise this time/ I promise this time/ Will be my last goodbye
Verse
Give me something pure and usher in the light/ Something thats for sure to ease my troubled mind/ Take me back and remind me of the time/ When trust was a favorite word of mine
Pre-chorus
Now I am young/ But I know that I'm old enough/ To see that this thing that I've done will be the end of us/ It seems that I have lost the means to do things that I'm sure I was meant to/ You came to stay and I shouldn't have let you/ No
Chorus
I know I've gotta leave/ and God knows that I've tried/ I promise this time/ I promise this time/ Will be my last good by
Verse
It is not a question of my loyalty/ But my love for the stuff thats choking me/ Holding me back from the one thing that I need/ Its the gauge of the gun that is frightening

Discography

Old Skool Radio... (2004-2005) played in ATL radio and clubs as well as on the internet.
Flaunt (2006)- On many web pages
I have also done background vocals for rap artists such as the purple ribbon all stars (big boi's group) as well as chamillionaire.