INTERVIEW: Kinnie Starr

Hi Kinnie, welcome to VENTS! Can you talk to us more about your single “I’m Ready”?

I’m Ready is a song about making change. We all need to step off some times.

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

It’s a song about leaving a toxic pattern, but it applies to everyone and everything. We all experience the same things in life, I think.

The single comes off your new album Feed The Fire – what’s the story behind the title?

Feed the Fire is the title track off the album. It’s a metaphor about how we all have a choice – to feed kindness and the fire that makes us kind, or to get caught in creating drama, or feeding gossip or jealousy or competition.

How was the recording and writing process?

Very challenging. Very collaborative. ♥️

What role does Canada play in your music?

Everything. Kanata is vast and beautiful and I’m most at home here.

How did tragedy serve as a source of inspiration for the writing?

Tragedy is unfortunately part of life. We can’t avoid it. I’ve dealt with a lot of trauma and my best strategy is to study, train, and be resilient.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

I find inspiration in all things – people, cities, chess, nature, society.

Any plans to hit the road?

Nope. I’m an introvert. I do play shows – recently played a show and sat on a panel with Linda Perry in Germany as part of Reeperbahn. But I’m selective. I’m not one of those people that describes being on stage as the place where I feel most comfortable. Extroverted performers are wonderful. I’m not very extroverted.

What else is happening next in Kinnie Starr’s world?

I enjoy mentoring artists and connecting people. I’m also illustrating for a bus stop project in Vancouver where I’m doing drawings and text manipulation to discuss the state of “in between”.

About RJ Frometa

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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