Hi Anna, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
I am very good at the moment. Thank you very much! Though winter is coming and it is a bit cold here… but I think it is good time to listen to music and go inside yourself.
Can you talk to us more about your upcoming single “Gloom”?
Yes, with pleasure. The single is going to be released in the next two weeks end of November/ begining of december – on my label Snowhite Records in Berlin. It is a song about a gloomy state of mind. A mood, which gets me from time to time, and I guess a lot of other people too. Especially now in November…
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Not an event really, but more a certain kind state of mind. Like the title says, it is about a mood – a gloomy state of mind so to say. It is about phases and moods in life, which can be difficult. You try to understand the world and yourself – and you start to think about all the injustice in the world… you get in a gloomy mood. There is this line in the lyrics „I don’t know if it is my brain or my soul. I don’t know if this is any normal.“ It is an essential question for me and as well in philosophy – especially nowadays: what makes our moods, our character, our beeing? Is it our brain- or is it our soul? Is there even a soul? And if not, what kind of beings are we?
I am a believer in the soul though. I think it is essential to our human excistence and the human nature – where it is located is the other question..
And what about being gloomy, is that still normal!? It is always essential to be great and succesfull in nowadays society, if you have some phases in your life, when you are down and gloomy- it seems suspicious. And as well the question: what is „normal“!? Actually there is no normality in life. Everything is abnormal in a sense, because we all different. And that is beautiful.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
Oh yes! There is going to be video! I am superexcited to share it with the world. I am still in the process of producing. It will be released around the same date – as the single. A few days before or after – I am still figuring that out.
How was the recording and writing process?
With this song it was kind of long. I first wrote the song around two years ago and then felt the urge to change a few things about it. And now with the recent version I am really happy and its says everything I wanted to say.
How Tori Amos and Fiona Apple has influence your writing?
They influeced me a lot. I feel like I am especially influended by their attitude towards art and music. They are true artists. I love their music and especially their approach to writing and how they see the world – this is what has always inspired me.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Yes, I am working on my album at the moment, which is scheduled to be released in late spring next year. I will soon share the concept and the title of it. I am very much looking forward to share it with the world.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
Yes! But I want to wait with the launch of the title and everything until everything stands and is in a final form already. But I will start sharing more about it on my social media at the start of next year.
Any plans to hit the road?
At the moment no. But I am planning to be touring end of next year.
What else is happening next in Anna Kairos’ world?
My album is in production at the moment. I am writing and recording and also collecting sketches for my new videos, which are going to be very exciting as well!
Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to me and I send my best wishes to all the VENT readers!