Kirsten Collins Interview
Kirsten comes to EMM to talk her roadinto music,things you may not already know and a heartfelt message to her fans
How much have your friends and families played a part in your career so far?
My parents have literally supported me with every ounce of their being since the day I was born. They gave me their all and still do till this day.
When did you decide that a career in music was for you?
I believe I was 5 when I had my first official performance in front of 5000 people.
Who are your musical inspirations and why?
Growing up it was Mariah Carey, Whitney Huston, and gospel ! But through out the years, I listen to a lot of dance and hip hop. The top five people I’m influenced by are Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Amy Winehouse, Kendrick, and Billie Eilish
Can you tell me 3 things about yourself that people might not already know?
I love to be alone. Im allergic to many things including animals :/ my favourite sport is mudding on quads !
What song of yours best describes you and why?
My song "Exposed" probably describes the core root of who I am and how I am developing every single day.
What has been the best gig you have done to date and why?
One of my favourites was my last show at The Mint. I felt free, the sound was amazing, and I had a blast!! It was magical just being able to draw people into my story.
If you could perform a gig at any venue where would it be and why?
I’d love to fill a huge field filled with thousands of people in the middle of the world.
What has been your best achievement to date and what would like to achieve in the future?
This is a really hard question. I’ve got the blessing of achieving new exciting adventures daily! And will always continue. But I believe my greatest achievement to this date has been finding myself and healing and really becoming alive ! I would love to help shift the culture of the industry!
What would you say is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
Know what you live for.
Do you think social media and the internet are a good thing in the music industry and how do you cope with using social media to build a profile in music?
It’s definitely been a huge thing in the music industry! It’s allowed many artist to build their craft and share it with the world in a matter of seconds. I think it’s important that traditional media and social media are coming together and working together because there’s so many opportunities and things to be made.
Can you tell me as much as you can about any new releases gigs and anything else coming soon?
I have a performance in NYC coming up this month as well as four music videos I’ve been working on this September. I also released a new single “call my name” I’m so proud of as well as others this year.
If you could say one thing to your fans what would it be and why?
You help me see differently! You continue to encourage me to be myself and I LOVE YOU!!
How would you answer the questions who is Kirsten Collins and what are differences between you as a music artist and you away from music ?
I try to keep everything very authentic. I like everything on the table. So I’d say there's not much of a difference other then when it’s time to do business I’m in it, and when it’s time to relax I have to try and make sure I relax... I’m a workaholic.
What would say to someone thinking about becoming a musician and getting into the music industry?
Know why you want to be a musician. Know what you stand for. And have boundaries and support around you.