Where dance and fashion meet music…Where poetry and philosophy are united in all the shades of the black-and-white piano palette…Where the silhouette touches a hungry canvas…Where the soft velvet of the voice is intertwined with the silky strings of interlaced melodies…From this rich and delicate matrix of artistry, Kaiya is continuously born.
Her creativity takes its inspiration from old romantic french movies and performances by Serge Gainsbourg…Songs by Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse…The femininity of Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren…The elegant sophistication of Antonio Marras and Rocco Barocco’s fashion design…Renaissance and Surrealist art…Klimt’s gilded paintings and Degas’s dancers…the classical ballet and poetry of the 20th century…The tenderness of falling leaves…The soft brilliance of sunsets.
Q:When you decide it’s time to make a new record, is that more exciting or stressful?
It’s beyond any excitement.. like falling in love again… You don’t know where it’s gonna take you and what direction it’s gonna turn… It’s a new untold and totally unknown story. It’s a beautiful moment of your life with a lot of work! Totally like a relationship :)))
Q: How do you shut things out?
I’m always “in process”, so it’s easy for me. I just act like nothing else exists and matters, and I get things done.
Q: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
“If u can’t change your life then just enjoy your life!” .. easy, right?
Q: For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words?
Only five? Ok.. Light, bright, crispy, uplifting, inspiring..
Q:Who are your inspirations?
Amy Winehouse, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Nina Simone, FKA Twigs
Q:What is your favorite song to sing live?
My new song, which you are going to hear very soon. I’m kind of addicted to singing it
Q:Do you have any events coming up or recording going on right now?
A couple of things actually. I’m working on my video interview – short movie about KAIYA, and I’m also finishing my second song. I am really very excited and can’t wait to share both of them with you!
Q: If you had a soundtrack to your life what song/songs would have to be on it?
It would be Ukiyo by Hermitude – if u don’t know this one you better check it out, it will change your life!
Q:When and why did you start playing?
I got a piano as my b-day present, just a few years ago.. And I needed to find a music teacher, so i did.. I never had any relationship with music before that.. and then it all has started like a roller coaster, with making decisions which are changing my life.
Q: What was the first tune you learned?
Omg, it was a children’s song for like 5year-olds
Q: Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones?
Message personnel – by Francoise Hardy is definitely one of them!
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