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INTERVIEW: Kylie Odetta

Hi Kylie, welcome to VENTS! How have you been? I’ve been great! Busy and excited but also sleepy and craving sweets. (The usual).

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “High Dreamer”? High Dreamer came out on February 12th and it’s been such a breath of fresh air to finally release something that feels so true to who I want to be as an artist. I wanted to put out music that better represented what I do in my live shows, which a lot of my audience had been wanting, and really create that dreamy atmosphere. I feel as though this song and EP comes with a direction and path that I am pleased to follow. It’s very mellow, organic, and honest – both emotionally and musically.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song? There was no single event that inspired this song but rather an accumulation of events and stories that I have experienced and that I have seen other people experience along this journey of being a dreamer. The ups and downs of the life of a dreamer is what inspired it.

Why naming the EP after this track in particular? I feel like “High Dreamer” is a bold statement and title that I personally accept with putting out this EP and hope that other people can identify with as well. I believe it captures the essence of what I want to do with music and how I want to connect with other High Dreamers, whatever their dream may be, and encourage each other. Being a High Dreamer is all about following your greatest love and accepting and cherishing what comes with that decision.

How was the recording and writing process? I wrote the song in one sitting in my house on my acoustic upright 1915 Hamilton piano. I recorded the song in Madison, Wisconsin at my producer’s house. Digging in emotionally while recording the vocals and coming up with more extensive piano parts for the bridge were my main focuses.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics? I don’t know how I’m able to come up with these lyrics and this music, it’s definitely coming from the big man upstairs.

Any plans to hit the road? I’m currently on the road! Although I come back home in between shows lots of the times, I am touring as of right now and have lots of shows lined up to support this EP. You can find them on my website at kylieodetta.com/shows .

What else is happening next in Kylie Odetta’s world? I have an official EP release party/show coming up which is going to be a lot of fun.

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