Get to know this mega star!
Kiiara’s back with fresh new music, and her latest release ‘Never Let You‘ is everything. It’s the latest drop after her flawless single ‘I Still Do.’ It’s no secret that this star has mega talent. With smash hits under her belt, we’re at the edge of our seats in anticipation for her debut album in the fall. She blends killer beats, flawless vocals, and relatable lyrics. Can’t really ask for much more. This talented songstress took a moment to speak with Tonight Mag about what she’s been up to, new music, her love for her fans, and more! Get to know Kiiara below.
How have you kept busy during quarantine?
“During quarantine I’ve been learning how to record my own vocals! It’s been a lot of trial and error. I’m so grateful for this time though because it did force me to really sit down and learn.”
Congratulations on your latest single! How have you seen yourself grow as an artist when reflecting on the immense success of past songs such as ‘Gold’ and ‘Whippin’ compared to your latest release?
“I’m definitely more aware now. During the ‘Gold’ and ‘Whippin’ era I was extremely overwhelmed and wasn’t present. Everything was a blur. Now I am way more in the moment and I am in tune with who I am as a person. I know myself more now and am ready to bring my fans into my world.
Can you speak about the meaning and inspiration behind “Never Let You”?
“‘Never Let You’ is about me wanting to quit music. For a couple months I was really questioning why I ever started making music. I was wondering what my life would have been like if I had never picked up a guitar and written ‘Gold.'”
What is it like recording and producing music during quarantine?
“Making music during quarantine has been interesting to say the least. I have been learning how to record my own vocals. I really miss my engineer. Definitely took having an engineer for granted.
How do you prepare for studio sessions? Do you go in with song ideas in mind and work around it, or do you let your ideas develop freely during the session?
“I don’t normally prepare for studio sessions. The most I’ll do is go for a quick run. When I get to the studio, I usually just write how I feel in the moment. I’ve noticed that the more I think and try the harder it is to create.
Which of your songs do you relate to the most and why?
“The song I relate to most is called ‘Accidental.’ It will be on my debut album, lil kiiwi, which comes out this fall.”
Have you seen your fans connect with your music, especially when you can’t see them live?
“Yes! I see their DMs every day! They’re so kind and I have so much love for them. They’re one of the main reasons why I continue to make music. They give me purpose and I am beyond grateful.”
What is one thing you want your listeners to take away from your music?
“One thing I want listeners to take away from my music is that they’re not alone in what they’re going through and experiencing, even though it may feel like it at times. I want them to always remember that odds are I’ve been through it too and if I haven’t someone else definitely has.”