Kristeen Young is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. Her touring band is known as 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, Young has also been featured on other artists' records. She appeared on David Bowie's Heathen in 2002, provided the operatic vocals in Morrissey's single "That's How People Grow Up" in 2008, sang vocals on an alternate version of "New Kid" by Monokino in 2009, and collaborated with GUIDES to perform a cover of "Leave Me Alone" by New Order (band) in 2015.
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 2016 and touring extensively afterwards.