INTERVIEW: Kurita

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

Hello, I’m doing great!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Welcome to my funeral”?

 My latest single, “Welcome To My Funeral” is the most personal song I’ve ever written.  I had wanted to write it for years, but just couldn’t find the right words until a few months ago.

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

Two and a half years ago I was sexually assaulted.  Coping with it was a massive struggle because it was such an unfamiliar situation for me, as it should’ve been.  In the past two and a half years I’ve grown so much, and have been able to relieve myself of self pity and embarrassment.  I’m now at a point in my life where I feel comfortable enough with the incident to share it, in hopes that it will raise awareness that this kind of stuff goes on way more than you’d think.  I hope that my song comforts those who can relate to my experience, and help them understand that they are not alone or at fault.  In situations like these it’s so easy to blame yourself and think “well maybe if I had just done this different…” But you are not at fault, and you can’t let your inner demons convince you otherwise.  I hope my song also comforts those who cannot directly relate to my experience, but are struggling with something different.  Im a strong believer in the fact that people are strong enough to overcome anything, and not let them define part of who they are.  It’s all about having the right mindset, and knowing that other people are there to help you.  I hope my song will give someone the relief and comfort they need to begin overcoming their personal struggle.

Any plans to release any sort of video for the track?

I definitely plan to release a video for the track.  I’m currently considering how I would like the video to look, and am on the lookout for the right team to work with to create it.  This song is so powerful and meaningful, and I want to make sure the video captures that.

How was the recording and writing process?

The writing process was a little traumatic at first because I had to place myself back in the situation to be able to access those feelings again.  In the end, it was all so worth it though.  For the longest time I was unable to describe how the incident made me feel.  There were so many seemingly indescribable emotions.  After really trying to write it for a couple years, I think I have put my emotions into words as best as possible, and I hope others can connect with lyrics.  So much comfort can be found in understanding your feelings, and I hope my song helps someone in doing so.  The recording process was so exciting.  Once I finalized my lyrics, I was psyched to start recording.  I had so much passion, which only grew the further we got in the process.  To record this track, I worked alongside Asher Condit at Kingship Recording Company, and couldn’t have done it without him.  A huge part of having a successful record comes from working with people who have the same vision and the same amount of passion that you do.  The track simply couldn’t have been what it is without him.

What role does Connecticut play in your music?

I’ve lived in Connecticut for the majority of my life, and the topics of all of my songs have occurred in Connecticut.  For that, I am so thankful to live there.  However, I am ready to relocate to a larger city to progress my career in music.

What else is happening next in Kurita’s world?

Now that my first album is out, I am preparing to record a new single and dive into the pop world!  I am so excited to perform once quarantine is over.  For now though, I’m spending my time writing songs and getting ready to take on the next album!

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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