Kelsey Byrne is VÉRITÉ, a pop musician based in Brooklyn. While on the road she travels with Brooklyn-based photographer Nicole Mago, who takes striking photographs that transport you right into the moment. Since working together, the two have become firm friends, travelling together outside of touring and finishing each other's sentences.

For the latest installment of the 405 Exchange Podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to the pair about the birth of a friendship, the glamour and sweat of touring, the trust and honesty it takes to capture someone, and how your friend's creativity can also inspire you. Check out their conversation below, along with some photos taken by Ken.

“Out of all my friendships, I think ours is the most random. We're opposites in so many ways.”

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Check out VÉRITÉ's tour dates below.

Aug 28 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
Aug 29 7th St Entry Minneapolis, MN
Sep 01 Barboza Seattle, WA
Sep 02 The Cobalt North Vancouver, Canada
Sep 03 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
Sep 05 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
Sep 07 Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
Sep 09 Somewhere in Between Tour w/ Tigertown San Diego, CA
Sep 10 Doheny State Beach Dana Point, CA
Sep 12 Valley Bar Phoenix, AZ
Sep 15 Stubb's Jr. Austin, TX
Sep 16 Three Links Dallas, TX
Sep 17 White Oak Music Hall Houston, TX
Sep 19 Vinyl At Center Stage Atlanta, GA
Sep 20 Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
Sep 21 Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC
Sep 22 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY