Honeyed vocals, fierce rhymes and a bold electric style to match, 19-year old Melbourne artist Kaiit, brings you a whole lot of attitude and sweet soul sounds with her latest offering 'Natural Woman'.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
My music is a reflection of things I listen to and that inspire me, including hip-hop, jazz, RnB and neo soul. I feel like I'm constantly developing my sound and I do that through collaborating in the studio and just trying new things.
What's your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
I get inspiration from everything including a sentence someone might say, to hearing one of my favourite songs that I haven't heard in a while. Another great source of inspiration are my personal thoughts, feelings, things happening in my life and those close around me.
What can punters expect from a Kaiit live show?
What people can expect from my live shows are getting to know me and my playful personality, listening to a whole set of unreleased music and just meeting and relating to others and my music.
What's the best advice you've been given and who was it from?
The best advice I have been given is to not expect anything from anyone and to stop being fixated on how people view me (especially people I don't know) and these are all things I had to learn for myself.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
The 'Nut Bush' is Australian right? Haha. I loved The Sapphires movie where Jessica Mauboy kills the cover of 'I'll take you there'. It's definitely a feel good number!
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Shannon Noll - 'What About Me'.
You're the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
Diafrix - 'Before You Go'.
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
The last gig I went to was Koda at The Workers Club. It was great to see people my age doing their thing and really enjoying themselves. Their songs have inspired me to start writing more music.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Melbourne music community that inspire you.
I'm inspired by many people and things. This includes one of my mentors MoMo, and Mzrizk who has been so supportive of me. I'm also inspired by young people pursuing what they love!
What are your plans for 2017?
My plans for 2017 are to release more music, powerful visuals and a lot more gigs!!!