Celeste Krishna is a Southern expressionist artist from Birmingham, Alabama based in Brooklyn, New York.  In June 2017 she released her co-produced album, “Prelude Red,” “a foot-tapping, body pulsing breakthrough record,” according to The Deli Magazine. Celeste Krishna, a visionary singer songwriter, is currently writing and recording an albums series exploring her identity through the lens of her personal color theory in which blue is her spiritual center.  “Prelude Red” is the red precursor to a trilogy of blue albums, “My Blue House,” “Blue Druids,” and “My Blue Path” which illustrate her worldview, family history, and life story.  Prior to her work as Celeste Krishna, she wrote and released 3 albums under the performing artist name, Monarchs.  Her Monarchs’ records, “The Oak EP” (2008), “Those Words, Those Frames” (2009), and “The Rise and Fall” (2011) have garnered considerable success including 5 million plays on Pandora, 4 million streams on Spotify, and the 2018 sync placement of her song “Come On and Move Me” on NBC’s “Good Girls.”  In her forthcoming “My Blue House,” Krishna is blending the Southern rock sound of Monarchs with the “avant-indie-dance sound” of “Prelude Red”. Celeste’s live show spans her body of work and features a band of women on the drum kit, synths, vocals, and electronic drum pads. Celeste has been described by fans as “a ferocious performer” and “Janis Joplin meets Bjork;” one fan said “seeing her play felt like a discovery - like seeing Lana Del Rey before she blew up.

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Prelude Red Album Review from The Deli Magazine

"Call up the devil / tell him I'm ready to make deal / meet me in downtown New York / I wanna be young again," proclaims Celeste Krishna on "Call up the Devil." The Brooklyn based artist has forged a intriguing atmospheric avant-indie-dance sound on her new album Prelude Red, that's more sincere than anything else you might want to tap your feet and sway along to. But that doesn't mean the music isn't grounded- there are various field-recordings inserted at the end of each track, of personal conversations and the typical New York subway "stand clear of the closing doors please!" semi-robotic warning. Krishna is also releasing a digital record player for the album in November- "When you go to the player site, the starting point of the album will be random but it will retain its sequence - this way there isn't a particular beginning or end to the album." -Geena Kloeppel

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Electronic Press Kit 

Lo-fi, electro-tinged hip-hop beats to lead the rhythm. But it’s her voice that draws the waves in.
— Unrecorded
Celeste creates music that takes the ideas behind modern R&B and twists them through a series of synthetic filters and analog modulators.
— Nooga.com
Punchy beats and bubbling bass lines overlaid with vocal attitude.
— The Girls Are


Her work has garnered:

5 million song spins on Pandora

4 million plays on Spotify

NBC Good Girls Sync of her hit song “Come On and Move Me”


Celeste Krishna