Q: What kind of music do you do?
A: Dream pop with spiritual and / or philosophical undertones ☯️
Q: How do you make your music?
A: I write and record all my music in Logic in my home studio.
Q: How long have you been playing music?
A: I’ve been playing piano since age 10, and I got my BA of music in college. I have some classical training, but my passion has always been self-expression through songwriting.
Q: Who are your musical influences?
A: Enya and Yanni are some of my biggest early influences in music. I love artists like Lorde, Imogen Heap, and Kate Bush because of their unique voices and original style. I also really admire Lin Manuel Miranda’s ability to tell a story through music and lyrics. And of course John Lennon - because he's John Lennon.
Q: What is the meaning of life, Kristen?
A: Well, since you asked 🤓 I believe the basic “purpose” of humanity (and all life) is to express ourselves as fully as we can, every moment that we can. Following our joy and our curiosity is like an open invitation to allow higher and higher amounts of joy, love, and abundance into our experiences. I’ve found that the most effective way to shift my personal reality is by simply noticing how I feel, and choosing the best-feeling thoughts and actions.
While that doesn't always seem possible or practical, learning to notice how you feel and remembering that you have the power to shift it can be crazy powerful.
It takes a bit of getting used to — honestly, it sounds too easy. But because we are all connected, because we are all, essentially, one being expressing itself in many different forms, when we learn to tune into our own inner guidance, it takes us all back to the same place. It unifies us. It brings us together. That’s how important feelings are. That’s how important intuition is. That’s why play and daydreaming matter. That’s what I hope to invoke in my music, and it is what fuels me during times of dark and doubt.
Q: How can I support your music?
A: If you’d like to support my music on a monthly basis, you can become a member here. All contributions directly support my ability to continue making new music, recording more videos, and doing more creative projects.
Or you can purchase my album, Be More. This is by far the most personal material I’ve ever released, and I’d say it’s my proudest musical achievement so far. It’s the first complete work that I’ve fully written and produced and mixed myself. The experience of crafting these songs from inception has been incredibly rewarding, and there is much more in the works!
You can also simply join my newsletter at the bottom of this page, and I’ll keep you up to date with all my latest projects. And, of course, please share my songs or videos if they resonate with you.
If you’ve made it this far through my ramblings, you are a true friend. I thank you for being here, and I hope to see you on my journey! ✨