Saint Marie Records

Lotte Kestner


Lotte Kestner is the solo project of Seattle-based musician Anna-Lynne Williams, who spent the last decade singing in the band Trespassers William. Her solo music has elements of her shoegaze past and influences, but lies somewhere closer to folk, relying on melodicas, ukuleles, and violins to fill in the spaces, rather than electric instruments. Anna-Lynne has collaborated with the Chemical Brothers, Delerium, AFI, Ghosts I’ve Met, Au Revoir Borealis, Minotaur Shock, etc and also sings in the duo Ormonde. Her version of Beyonce’s “Halo,” from 2013’s The Bluebird of Happiness, captivated the world. It garnered international attention when HBO series The Young Pope used it in a pivotal scene.