Although blooming from the suburbs of Calgary, AB, Kirsten Ludwig belongs to no set of roads and dwells in transition. A nomad at heart, Ludwig finds true solace in her quiet ambition, gentle voice, and mellotron- induced thoughts. With a soft demeanour and heavy mind, Kirsten Ludwig achieves simultaneous vulnerability, strength, grace, and madness.
Living many lifetimes in her 20-sum years, Ludwig has managed to attend Berklee’s summer program, independently record and release 2 projects, tour with Dan Mangan's Madic records, as well as touring cross-canada and internationally multiple times.
‘We Get It Now’ (2018), Kirsten Ludwig's most recent full length album received international praise, reaching #19 on the national college radio charts. The sonic journey is an infusion of dream-pop, haunt-folk, and Canadiana; with its low-key atmosphere, thoughtful arrangements, and honest sound guiding the way. With influences like Beach House, Laura Marling, and Sharon Van Etten, Ludwig set out to produce a record - alongside Colin Stewart (Dan Mangan, Black Mountain, Sleepy Sun) - with strong melodic structures, catchy hooks, and soaring dynamic soundscapes. ‘We Get It Now’ is anchored by themes of loss, grief, fleeting optimism, and residual anger.
Ludwig is set to release her newest project 'Wasted Time' this fall as well as setting out on a European tour October 2019.
"The wispy guitars and Ludwig’s ethereal echoes capture the weightless, disoriented feeling of looking out bleary-eyed at an unchanging landscape while on a long drive"
"A yearning, elegant ballad in which reverb-shrouded electric guitars and patient rhythms set the backdrop for Ludwig's sighing melodies and wistful lyrics." - Exclaim!