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Name: Kelly Abesdris / K BESD
# of Albums: Upcoming Spring/Summer 2021
Latest Release: Upcoming Spring/Summer 2021
Latest Single: THE NIGHT
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It may have been the longest couple of seconds in Kelly Abesdris’s life.
It was when the Calgary-based singer-songwriter, who performs under the name K BESD, was awaiting a clear response after sending her reworked version of Goddo’s 1978 power ballad Tough Times to the man himself, Greg Godovitz...
TUFF TIMES was nominated as one the best Canadian independent music videos of 2020 and has been selected as a finalist for the first round of The 3rd Annual Independent Music Video Awards. The CIMVA’s are divided into two rounds of voting. The first round will be open from January 4, 2021, to January 17, 2021.
At 15,000+ streams across platforms, “TUFF TIMES” is K BESD’s sophomore single release; it follows this year’s hit “L.I.Y.E. (Lights in Your Eyes),” and lands ahead of the Toronto-based artist’s forthcoming EP.
“A lot of magic happened right from the beginning,” she recalls...
Hi there! My name is Kelly Abesdris, AKA “K BESD”. I was born in Toronto, Ontario to Kimberly and Gilbert Abesdris at Wellesley Hospital, six weeks ahead of my due date and ready to sing! Ok, ok, I’m kidding. All jokes aside, I come from a musically inclined family on both my maternal and paternal sides...
Canadian singer/songwriter dynamo K BESD has turned rock, pop, and hip hop genres on their heads as she pays homage to Goddo’s 1978 iconic hit in “TUFF TIMES”.
Executive produced by Goddo’s Greg Godovitz himself — and co-produced by Trey Mills (KRS One, Canadian Brass, Forest Blakk) and Eddie Kramer...
K BESD revamps a CanCon classic with her genre-jumping Goddo homage Tuff Times - showcasing today on Tinnitist. K BESD’s hybrid of rap, pop, hip-hop and country puts a bold new spin on Tough Times, a tender acoustic ballad from Goddo’s landmark 1978 album Who Cares...
-Darryl Sterdan, Canada's most-followed music critic
‘Take Me Away’ is a fusion of melodic and uplifting break elements with a flume-like arrangement and sound design for the drop portions. This future bass collaboration introduces K BESD and her amazing vocal hook work as well. Coming out on Noiseporn.
Interview with Barry of This House of Musicians on Reality Radio 101
What inspires your music?
My music is inspired by whatever's happening in my life, whatever I'm going through. I find it to be a great outlet and a way to express myself.
How did you start your recording career?
I've always loved to sing and loved music. I honestly don't know how I didn't start doing this sooner...
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