Kristeen Young is the American singer-songwriter and pianist of the band KRISTEENYOUNG. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Young began playing piano as a teenager and later attended an art school. She has released seven studio albums. Young has also sung with several artists including David Bowie and Morrissey. She also recorded with producer Tony Visconti and musician Dave Grohl.
In 1997, she released her debut album Meet Miss Young and Her All Boy Band. In the early 2000s, she began working with Tony Visconti on Breasticles. Issued in 2003, Breasticles featured a duet with David Bowie, "Saviour". On 2004's X, the opening number "No Other God" was a duet with Brian Molko of Placebo.
Besides her own work, she also featured on other artists' records. She appeared on David Bowie's Heathen in 2002 and she provided the operatic vocals in Morrissey's single "That's How People Grow Up" in 2008. In 2009, Young sang vocals on an alternate version of "New Kid" by Monokino.
In May 2014, Young released her seventh album The Knife Shift: it was recorded with Dave Grohl who played various instruments on it, including drums, piano, guitars and bass.
Young plans on recording a new album in 2015 and touring extensively afterwards.