Thinking Bout Forever // Bridget Kelly // Music Video

We can’t stop thinking about this heady dose of acoustic goodness that found us recently (and Arcaders, you know we love a woman with a lot of heart and some serious pipes). Bridget Kelly is an NYC-based chanteuse coming up with her debut album from Roc Nation in 2012. With an R&B-infused approach to rock and more than her fair share of songs about love and loss, we’re looking forward to more storytelling from this new songstress. In the meantime, download her EP Every Girl.

What’s got you excited about music right now?

I’m excited to see real musicianship coming to the front lines. Artists like Adele are opening the door for the next wave of powerful female vocalists. My album is very vocal-driven, and sonically it’s rock/R&B so there’s something for everyone to love.

What do you hope fans take away from your upcoming album?

You have such an empowered/empowering take on relationships and love. Where do you think you get that strength?

I’ve been through a lot, relationship-wise. I watched my mother struggle with my dad and I have a tight circle of female friends who have all been in love and heartbroken. I’m empowered by the idea that I’m still strong even the midst of drama, before I can even see the light at the end of the tunnel.

What’s up next for you?

People can look for the album in the early spring. We’ve been prepping the band and rehearsing for a series of live shows, to be announced as soon as they’re confirmed. You can get the scoop on bridgetkelly.com and also my twitter @theycallmebk.

The divine Ms. BK opens for Goapele at Los Angeles’ Key Club on November 8.