Vérité's moody electro-pop is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Kelsey Byrne, whose 2014 debut single, "Strange Enough," became a viral hit. While growing up in New York's Orange County, Byrne listened to '90s alt-rock stars such as Nirvana, Green Day, the Breeders, and the Cranberries, and learned piano at an early age; she began performing live with her rock musician father while still in grade school and formed an all-girl punk covers band in middle school. She started writing her own songs at age 16, and graduated from SUNY Purchase with a Bachelor of Arts in studio composition. After graduation, she began making music as Vérité with drummer/producer Elliot Jacobson while working full-time as a waitress at the Times Square Applebee's. Byrne released the track "Heartbeat" on YouTube in 2014, and the project's social media ...
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