INTERVIEW WITH SINGER/SONGWRITER KENYA GRACE

INTERVIEW WITH SINGER/SONGWRITER KENYA GRACE

“ Stop caring what other people think"

We hung out with recording artist Kenya Grace and got an insight into what it's like as a female trying to put her stamp on such a male dominated industry. We ask her what's the best advice she's been given and if she thinks it's important to be part of a record label. 

 

So Kenya tell us when and how you got into the music industry? 

I think the first steps I ever took in the music world was actually through musical theatre when I was about 10 years old. I knew I loved singing and that was a great safe space for me to start exploring music! This quickly turned into me wanting to write & create music. When I went to uni I realised I wanted to write more electronic music & found the production side of things  - which I fell in love with completely.

As a female what’s the hardest thing to deal with in the industry? 

I think the hardest thing to deal with as a female is that sometimes we are not heard in a room full of men. There has been many occasions where I have been in sessions or rehearsals and just haven’t been taken seriously. But I definitely have seen a huge improvement over the last couple of years.

What’s the best advice you’ve been given?  

“Stop caring what other people think” I’ve been told this so many times through out my life and found it so hard to follow but recently I think it finally sunk in & its changed my life!

Dream collaboration and why? 

My dream collaboration would be with Flume or BANKS - They have both been my favourite artists for so many years now.

Do you think it’s important this day and age to sign to a record label?  

Not anymore to be honest, I think more and more artists want independence and there’s not really any need for the support from a big label anymore as we can do everything ourselves! I absolutely love seeing independent artists doing well, building their artistry and showing that you don’t need a huge label to validate you as an artist.  

Who’s gonna be your supporting artist when you’re famous ?  

OMG that would have to be a band called Nasty Cherry because I’m absolutely obsessed with their aesthetic and think the gig would be such a girl power moment.

You have just released your latest single Someone else do you have any exciting projects in the pipeline ?  

We have so much to come…I’m just getting started! We have so many releases planned for this year! Im so excited to put all this music out in the world. Watch this space!

Here at The Hobo Journal we love to travel (hence the name) where’s the best place you have ever been to and why? 

Without doubt The top of table mountain in Cape Town, South Africa absolutely stunning.


 


Article & Photo Credit: Danny Woodstock











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