Citrine is a Baltimore-based, dream-pop trio fronted by Kelci Smith. Kelci’s voice, which imbues every song, establishes itself as the lynchpin of the group upon first listen. It has often been described as angelic, ethereal, and dulcet. Their sound is further characterized by synthesizers, washy, electric guitar that gives nod to the '80s, intelligent rhythms, and sub-worthy bass. This is only natural given the group’s eclectic spread of influences which include Freddie Mercury, Jeff Buckley, Diana Ross, Cocteau Twins, Outkast, Gary Numan, Annie Clark, and Adrian Younge.
Citrine was formed in the Spring of 2015 after Kelci, Galen, and Beau moved on from their previous projects, Kindlewood (Kelci and Galen) and Lands and Peoples (Beau). Together, the three self-recorded their debut EP “April” which was released on April 22, 2016. The EP and its accompanying, live videos were filmed and recorded in a day and a half in the echoey cafeteria of a Baltimore warehouse. Their DIY effort was pulled off through scrappy resourcefulness and the help of friends who were paid in the form of pizza and whiskey. The result is a raw and honest work of introductory art that, mixed with their tenacity and relentless determination, hints at a bright future.