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Check Out Kianalei’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kianalei.

Hi Kianalei, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
A connection with music has always been my creative escape. When I was younger I would create songs to perform in the kitchen or garage with my siblings. At that time volleyball had become my main priority and focus but on my down time I somehow always found my way back to writing my own songs. I would write in my “diary” or journal to express and just sing the lyrics to made up melodies in my head. Fast forward to now and here I am really attempting to pursue being a creative artist. I was never sure of what part I wanted to play within music, I just knew for sure it had something to do with it. Attending a school for audio engineering then interning in LA is actually what made me realize it was meant to be. I was actually an intern when I got my first opportunity to record a hook. Even though it was a small part I felt a spark of confirmation in that moment. I just knew there had to be a way for me to figure it out.

This journey started about six years ago of me trying to figure out that an artist is who I am. I have met so many different people throughout this journey and have learned and observed plenty. With the support I have today and the people who I currently work with, I know it wasn’t by accident. I am so beyond grateful for these people and the music we create together.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Definitely far from smooth. It’s easy to get distracted and lose yourself in the “hype.” So what I’ve learned is that when you stay true to yourself the right people and opportunities will present themselves as well.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am a singer/songwriter and I speak from experience within everything that I create. What you hear me say in a regular conversation, you’ll definitely hear me say in my music too. The fact that I have the ability to turn these thoughts into music still amazes me. When people listen to my songs and connect to it or tell me which is their favorite makes me proud. It keeps me inspired and motivated. I think that’s what sets me apart from others. Not allowing others to steer me away from my own sound. By taking my own experiences and expressing them in a way where people can connect to it. My music is my release of different thoughts, emotions or memories. I used to be so nervous to hear something of my own played back to me because of my sound or the lyrics that I had written. With being so in tune and tapped in with myself, I now listen back with confidence ..and that I am so damn proud of.

How do you think about happiness?
When I think about happiness I think of my family, passion and faith. My family is my rock, they know me best and nothing compares. At the end of the day I do this for them. I would be nothing without them. Pure happiness stems from your support system, knowing yourself, being passionate and having faith. Passion and faith come hand in hand. I believe that when you’re passionate and have so much faith in something happiness is embedded in that.

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1 Comment

  1. hannah

    January 27, 2021 at 11:55

    Kiana is such a light, her passion for music and writing music really shines through!!! Such a beautiful and genuine soul for real!

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