“Part of the inspiration for ‘Addiction’ was the conversations I had with people who had asked about David. I thought about the wide range of addictions that all human beings are subject to, and the fact that there’s not a huge conversation surrounding that. I didn’t like the fact that people were judging David, just as I wouldn’t want people judging me for being a food and sugar addict. Instead of addiction being a societal norm, I think prevention should be a societal given. I feel like a lot of people can relate to the song and that it could be a catalyst to start the larger conversation.” Kristen Speller

Welcome, I'm Kristen. I'm a Cape Verdean American Rock Musician! I am a vocalist, songwriter, producer, dulcimer & guitar player. I write songs to consciously bring light to subjects within the context of global peace and change within this world. I'm so honored to have been graciously awarded The Global Peace Song Award for Best Rock Song on September 21st, 2017 for Phoenix Rising Up. 
My new song, Addiction will be released on October 19th, 2017.

In 2016, I was a Grammy Contender for The 59th Grammy Awards for Best Rock Song for my Award Winning Song, Phoenix Rising Up. I was awarded the key to The City of Taunton, MA for my musicianship & humanitarian Efforts by Mayor Tom Hoye.