EP: 35 KIA

Episode 35: Confessions with KIA

“I’m my father’s daughter he gave me his eyes
My mother’s example to let my love shine.” – KIA

In this episode, LA based Dutch-Indonesian singer-soulwriter, KIA shares her story about multi-cultural life, her music journey, inspiration, and artistry with host, Philip of VQS. Join us in a deep conversation with KIA. Challenges, confessions, future vision, and more.

Music by KIA: “Worth It”, “Purge”, “Pioneer”
Special Thanks to: Luke Shrestha, Daniel Capellaro, Lars Hempel, Momo Koyasunaga, Kai Davis, Yakub Saputra, Peter Lee, Devin Pruden (drums), Alfi Lucero-Canaan (bass), Erick Garcia (bass), Isaac Garcia (guitar), Natsumi Ono (keys), Simon Jay (keys/ 2ndguitar), Joshua Escutia (saxophone), Jordan Wainwright (trombone), Nia Padilla (backing vocals), Alondra Marquez (backing vocals) and Carly Lyman (backing vocals)
Show Producer: Philip Garcia of VisionQuest Sound 

Video time stamps:
0:01 Intro with Philip
0:28 KIA’s new single, “Worth It”
0:43 the songwriting and production process
1:28 Let’s listen + Philip’s thoughts
1:59 KIA’s vision of “Worth It”
2:50 Top 3 Lion King Songs
3:46 Started playing the French horn and guitar
4:33 Culture: Growing up in the Nethlerands
6:04 Dutch food: herring and poffertjes (small pancakes)
7:08 “My Indonesian side”
8:02 Traveling the world: LA, Minnesota, Costa Rica, Germany, UK
9:06 What’s the vision for your sound?
10:23 Life Lessons: Music Conservatory in Arnhem
11:59 “How I got to LA”
13:54 Musical influences: Neo Soul, Jazz, R&B & Pop Eryka Badu, Lauren Hill, Hiatus Kaiyote
15:22 Challenges as an independent artist
17:06 The team: musicians and creators
18:56 Side hustles: teaching music, organizing festivals
19:44 How many languages do you speak?
19:59 Sound Drop in Dutch “VisionQuest Sound”
20:12 Winner of NAMM’s President’s Innovation Award
21:15 What’s your future vision?
22:20 What do your tattoos symbolize?
24:23 Advice for young artists and creators?
25:00 Support VisionQuest Sound and KIA

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Content featuring KIA: Podcast Interview  |  Worth It
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