INTERVIEW: Kyan Palmer

Hi Kyan, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hey, thanks for having me. I’ve been good, trying to get through this bipolar NYC weather.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Burn Mona Lisa”?

Yeah. “Burn Mona Lisa” is a song that means a lot to me. It tells a story of a time when I wasn’t feeling like myself or who I wanted to be. Writing it actually caused a lot of change in my life and made me strive to be a better artist.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

Yes. I write all of my songs about something in my life. The song stemmed from multiple events, but was geared mostly to a past relationship and my current state of mind when I wrote it.

How was the recording and writing process?

Writing it just kind of came to me. I wrote this in my college dorm room when I was down; it was the first song I had written. I just felt very inspired when I was able to write about my emotions in a relatable way. Recording it was definitely a process. I recorded at a studio in someone’s basement in AZ (it was recommended to me by my barber Charles). That process was quick. The first demo cut of the song took a total of about three hours. Crazy fast. Then after some time, I just felt that the song needed something a little extra to put some life into it. A good friend and LA-based producer, Matt Cozzi, re-produced the song and made it what it is today. At first I was hesitant about changing the song, but I trust his vision and I love this version of the song.

How has NYC influence your music?

NYC gave me culture. I have worked with so many writers and producers that have influenced my style and current sound. Every song I’ve worked on sounds different. That’s really important to me.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

Oh yeah. Be ready cause you’re gonna get a lot from me this year. I’ve been working a ton of new projects.

Any plans to hit the road?

I hope to be on the road by the end of this year! That would be awesome.

What else is happening next in Kyan Palmer’s world?

I feel like I’m in a good place as an artist. I have a lot of new music and I’m really developing my sound. I’m trying to meet and collaborate with as many artists as I can.  Mostly I’m just writing every day and trying to get ready for people to hear my music.

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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