Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Amy Shark, Kevin Garrett, Alex Vargas


band members

Kayla Rose


Influences

Amy Shark, Alex Vargas , Tash Sultana


Unearthed artists we like

Gordi, Amy Shark , TASH SULTANA


Bio

The debut EP from upcoming Adelaide singer/songwriter Kayla Rose, is not your ordinary heartbreak-themed set of tracks. Thief seamlessly blends acoustic with electronic in a style that only further exacerbates Kayla Rose’s lyrical talent and soulful voice.

Her poignant and introspective lyrics combined with raw vocal and instrumental artistry make for songs that show a maturity far beyond her 23 years.

Though you can feel the torment pouring through these three tracks, there’s definitely a creativity that spurs from pain, any artist will tell you that. “Obviously, the whole EP is about heartbreak, that’s pretty clear. But I think for me, every song has that same expression of someone trying everything to fight for this person and their relationship together. It’s about that internal battle of being willing to give it everything, but knowing it’s not good for you. And the rollercoaster of what you can get in return. Which I think at some point everyone in has unfortunately been through” explains Kayla.

“Yeah, I had some things to work through and music definitely helps me do that. Songwriting is something I've grown to love over the years as I feel it's the best kind of therapy and I can express myself fully with no boundaries”

She first picked up a guitar at the age of six and has hardly put it down since. She added vocals and eventually piano to that repertoire, teaching herself how to tickle the ivories in early high school. This pure talent was soon recognised gaining her a three year music scholarship, where she really honed her craft. Now she spends her time creating music with other local artists and producers.

Her EP Thief has just launched on independant South Australian record label, Global League.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

08 Nov 2017

Triple J
40

i'm not sure whether it was because i had good cans on and the volume was up but i was enveloped entirely straight away. that chorus is captivating.

also i misheard the lyric at 1:23 and now all i hear is "i'm so silent, but my fart's loud". i apologies unreservedly for pointing this out.

i'm not sure whether it was because i had good cans on and the volume was up but i was enveloped entirely straight away. that chorus is captivating.

also i misheard the lyric at 1:23 and now all i hear is "i'm so silent, but my fart's loud". i apologies unreservedly for pointing this out.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

07 Nov 2017

Triple J
40

Powerful vocal right here. I reckon there are big things on the horizon for you Kayla.

Powerful vocal right here. I reckon there are big things on the horizon for you Kayla.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

19 Oct 2017

Triple J
35

Woah Kayla this is really strong. It's complete in so many ways, I love your songwriting and sense of structure.

Woah Kayla this is really strong. It's complete in so many ways, I love your songwriting and sense of structure.