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INTERVIEW: KAYTA

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

I’m doing great thank you for asking and thanks for the interview! 🙂

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “TY”?

It’s an ‘’in your face’’ – 90’s R&B vibe type of song. It’s about cutting of toxic relationships that no longer serve you.

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

In the past years, my circle of friends has significantly gone smaller. I was the type of person who got close with people really fast and, all of a sudden, getting a reality check. The song “TY” (for Thank You) is about cutting off friends, family members or just people who are no longer good for you. It happened in my case with people who were really close to me and that knew me on a deep level. I was just sick of maintaining relationships that were going nowhere, so that’s why I prefer having a smaller circle and cherish these friendships and loved ones.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

It went so well and it was very exciting to have a whole team working to make this video. Since the director Thomas Soto is my friend, things went pretty smoothly. The music video we shot for “TY” illustrates my introspection on toxic relationships, and it’s also a way of speaking directly to these people even though it’s not an easy thing to approach. We really put emphasis on the different dialogues (to myself, or to these people) and on the emotions through my eyes.

How was the recording and writing process?

I was shuffling through Youtube R&B type beats so a beat could inspire lyrics. That’s how I was composing a couple of months ago. It often changes. That being said, I already had some words put together for a song but no melody. I didn’t know if “TY” would make it somewhere.Then I met Connor Seidel, an amazing producer, and played the song in front of him just with a guitar. I was so shy because that’s how it is sometimes but besides that we literally had a solid form in one session (our first session). The flow was unbelievable. The recording and composing sessions were a lot of fun and exceptionally easy.

How your European and Latin-American background does influences your music as a whole?

When you listen to Slavic folklore, the singing is mostly screamed and raw because they were in the mountains. I think it influenced the organic tone to my voice but at the same time my tone is warmer because I listened to a lot of Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. As well, I’m 99.9% certain that the way I process rhythms is because of my Latino background.

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

I’m currently putting my attention on a bigger project. I prefer not to be specific in my answer but I can assure you that I’m putting lots of love in my creative journey.

What else is happening next in KAYTA’s world?

There are some secret projects coming along. I just came back from a cottage and I composed a lot of songs. I had also propositions for very cool collaborations. I would like to add that I love songwriting and it’s an avenue that I’m opened to some day. Let’s see how it all turns out!

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