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Kelsie Kimberlin - “Twinkle” : Shines as a Dazzling Anthem of Hope, Resilience and Acceptance with every beat!

We are thrilled to once again write about the ever-evolving artistry of Kelsie Kimberlin, a dynamic 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Washington DC, who continues to captivate audiences with her powerful blend of music and advocacy. Following the vibrant and pulsating beats of her Reggaeton-inspired hit "Parking Lot," Kimberlin returns with "Twinkle," an evocative dance and indie pop anthem released in celebration of Pride Month. This latest single not only showcases her musical versatility but also underscores her commitment to social issues, shining a spotlight on transgender youth through a touching narrative inspired by 12-year-old activist Dempsey Jara. As we dive into Kimberlin's evolving musical journey, "Twinkle" promises to resonate deeply, blending vibrant instrumentation with a poignant message of support and acceptance. Get ready to be moved by Kelsie Kimberlin's heartfelt artistry once again, as she invites us to dance, reflect, and stand together in solidarity.

Kelsie & Dempsey chilling out indoors

"Twinkle" sounds like a masterful fusion of dance-pop with an indie twist. The track opens with shimmering chimes and soft percussive beats, setting a rhythmic foundation that is both uplifting, nostalgic, and danceable. Kimberlin's vocals are soothing, bright, and engaging, delivering empowering lyrics with a fairy godmother-like grace. The melodies really 'twinkle' and are adorned with tinsel-like synths and glassy swirls, creating a feel-good atmosphere that is instantly catchy and memorable. The lyrics of “Twinkle” are both affirming and celebratory, capturing the essence of self-acceptance and individuality. The song opens with lines that highlight the intrinsic beauty of being oneself:

"You are such a beauty, when the sun goes down,

Even in the darkness, you are sparkling

Sunset in the evening, only makes you shine

Shadows don’t fall on you, cause you radiate..."

These lines set the stage for a narrative that celebrates uniqueness, suggesting that true beauty shines through even in the darkest times. Kimberlin’s use of imagery—sunsets, sparkling in the darkness—creates a vivid and uplifting picture. The refrain: “You fascinate me, twinkle little star, all your contradictions, they are what you are...” encapsulates the song’s message. Here, Kimberlin acknowledges and celebrates the complexities and contradictions that make each person unique. It’s a powerful reminder that our differences are what make us beautiful. The chorus reinforces this message with a simple yet profound repetition:

"Twinkle, twinkle little star, you are, you are what you are

Twinkle, twinkle little star, you are, you are what you are..."

By repeating these lines, Kimberlin emphasizes the importance of self-acceptance and the joy of embracing one’s true self.

The music video, directed by Kimberlin, adds another layer to the song’s impact. Filmed with a GoPro and iPhone to maintain an intimate feel, the video follows Kimberlin and Dempsey as they enjoy simple joys together, such as visiting the Gaylord Ice Sculptures and Disney World. These visuals, combined with archival footage of Dempsey growing up in a loving and supportive family, highlight the universal needs of transgender youth: love, acceptance, and support.

Kelsie & Dempsey enjoying out at Disney World

Through “Twinkle,” Kimberlin addresses the current socio-political challenges faced by transgender individuals. The song and video stand as a counter-narrative to the intolerance and bigotry that threaten to undermine the rights of transgender people. Kimberlin’s dedication to using her platform for social advocacy is evident, and her message is clear: diversity should be celebrated, and every individual deserves to live with dignity and respect. It's not just a pop song; it is an anthem of hope, resilience, and acceptance. Kelsie Kimberlin's ability to blend infectious melodies with meaningful lyrics makes this track a significant contribution to both the music world and the fight for transgender rights. Kimberlin's growth as an artist is evident, and this song stands as a testament to her dedication to using music as a force for positive change. We urge everyone to listen to "Twinkle" below and let Kelsie Kimberlin's powerful message and captivating sound light up your spirit and join the celebration of hope and resilience today!

Listen to "Twinkle" on Spotify below -

You can check out Kelsie Kimberlin’s website here for further info -

A brilliant addition to the #UFA repertoire -


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