Meet Kita Klane- We are obsessed! We cant stop dancing around our office to the remixes of her song “ Technicolor” by Toy Selectah and Brazilian Girls, now on Spotify and all digital services. We were lucky enough to have a chat with Kita and get to know her a little better
What was your inspiration for your latest record?
I love releasing remixes because it allows me to hear my own music in a totally different way. I’m very close to my own music and it’s cool to hear another artist take apart something you’ve made and reassemble it completely, leaving their own unique fingerprints all over it. It’s also exciting to release remixes because they are genre-bending so it often brings other people to my music, who might not normally have heard it.
What inspires you to write and perform your own songs?
It feels cliché to say that I write what I live but I do; although I’m not always writing exactly what is happening to me during the time that it is happening to me (or someone around me), I often write to process something and tell the story on my terms in my own words/lyrics; ideally it’s self-empowering and therapeutic to share your truth, it’s what connects us all to each other, different experiences and stories that we all have in one way or another. When I get to perform live, the connection that I get to have with my audience is like a drug, and I go through heavy withdrawals when I don’t have it, (during a stretch when I’m recording and writing new material I don’t get to perform live for what feels like a long stretch of time), so when I finally do get to perform I really feel connected to my audience and I don’t hold anything back. Performing never gets old for me, it’s always where I’m most happy, as I said it’s like a “high” I could never stop chasing.
If you could work with any artist – who would it be?
Quincy Jones, no question.
What helps with your writing process?
The night; I love to write at night, it’s the only time it feels like the world is quiet and I can hear myself think but it’s more than that, I think there’s something mischievous about the quiet of night and feeling like it’s all yours to get up to whatever takes the mood.
What city was your favorite to perform in? Why?
New York City, I get off on the energy and pulse of the city, much like me, it never stops.
Favorite song of yours?
“You Don’t Own Me” by Leslie Gore (it’s me in a nutshell)
Where do you want to be in 5 years? Physically? I hope I’m somewhere unexpected; Audibly? I hope I’m in everyone’s ears getting heard.
Can you tell us about any other projects you have coming up?
Although I can’t give details I’m currently working on a song for a high profile 2018 movie which I’m quite excited about and I will also be doing some live DJ sets in Las Vegas later this spring.
Technicolor remixed by Toy Selectah: https://open.spotify.com/album/1cL9Am9MPN9mihM7TGuAlQ?si=fa7BRbcqQ9iNhXdx44ElXg
Technicolor remixed by Brazilian Girls : https://open.spotify.com/album/5nYPww3bC1L6h4r77u4fbr?si=urDvPdfbQf6YXakobTeyYw