Q: Please introduce yourself and how you first got into this field of work –and who were some of your influences growing up?
My name is Kira (ky•ra) and I am an independent music artist, born and raised in Los Angeles California. I am currently entering my 3rd year at university. I am studying music and fashion and hope to pursue both! I have been playing and writing music since I was 12 when my dad got me my first guitar. I self-taught myself guitar, ukulele, and banjo. I also play the piano and flute. What got me into pursuing music was my middle school band teacher, where I learned how to play the flute. He really showed me his love for music, which made me realize how much I loved music. Some of my influences growing up were destiny’s child, no doubt, and Justin Timberlak.
Q: What kind of training have you had, if any?
Since attending uni, I have studied voice and piano, most of the classical repertoire.
Q: What has been your favourite project to work on so far?
My favorite project I have worked on so far is the music video for my song called, “bedroom pop”.
Q: How did you get the gig?
Some advice I can give to young artists, is to make sure you are making art, not just music or money. Put your heart and your soul into what you do and you will definitely reach success.
Q: What has been one of the biggest highlights/achievements of your career?
Personally, the biggest achievement for me in my music career is my self-development.
Q. What sports do you enjoy watching?
I really love watching volleybal.
Q. If you had a chance to work alongside anybody who would that be?
If I could work with anyone, I would definitely work with clairo.
Q. What projects do you have coming up?
Some projects I have coming up , are hopefully playing at a musical festival and recording an EP.
Q. Who is your inspiration?
My inspiration would probably be Paul McCartney.
Q. What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week?
The most interesting thing I’ve read this week is the history of the genre “bedroom pop” and how it is a genre on the rise.
Q. What are your favorite venues to perform in?
My favorite venues to perform in are small venues where I can be close to the audience.
Q. Where people can find you in future?
Here are the links to my sound cloud and instagram:
Listen to Retrograde by Kira on #SoundCloud