Kirsten Opstad is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter. She has performed in legendary music venues, crowded living rooms, corners of art galleries, back rooms and cafes across the United States.

Her most recent studio album Stay Strangers is a collection of original recordings created at Skeleton Studios and released by Teleportation. Produced and engineered by expert music technologist Jason Dragon and mixed by Platinum-selling Kraig Tyler, Stay Strangers is an intimate body of work which showcases the raw, emotional intensity of Kirsten’s songwriting and performance.

Other recordings include: Sound I Make, an EP consisting of experimental writing/recording styles; Monday, Monday which includes selections of covers from a yearlong song-per-week project; Land of the Free, a collection of covers mixed at Skeleton Studios; Fear of Swimming, a collection of originals recorded at Interstellar Studios; Together We Fall Apart, a multi-artist covers compilation of break up songs; and Keep Your Stupid Moon, a collaboration with poet/musician StevIe Subrizi as The Crazy Exes from Hell.

She lives in Los Angeles and enjoys soup.



Opstad is a storyteller – AfterEllen (RIP)

Beneath the whimsical is something wistful – Metro Boston

Lyrics are tongue-in-cheek almost as often as they are heart-on-sleeve – The Deli Mag

A mix of childlike laughter and inevitable heartbreak – Static