KIA is a Dutch singer-songwriter located in the Los Angeles area who has been making waves in the music industry. She has been featured in several noteworthy publications including Buzz-Music LA, Xttrawave, and more. She was also nominated for the NAMM President’s Innovation Award and won two Ultimate Music Awards in 2020 for her debut single, among other honors.
KIA’s music is a fusion of numerous genres, much like her own mixed heritage. A foundation of neo-soul with a big emphasis on pop and hints of jazz, funk, hip-hop, and R&B.
She has worked on a variety of projects including the Netflix animated film “Fearless” (USA), G’Day USA’s “Honoring Liam Hemsworth and Helen Reddy” & “Standing Together” (USA), and the series “The Madam$” (USA).
KIA is a one-of-a-kind musician with a beautiful vibe and distinct tonality that deserves to be appreciated. You’ve probably figured out her level of talent by now!
‘Beat the Blue’, a song by KIA performed at a live recording session is an entry for NPR TINY DESK CONTEST 2022. This song depicts that fleeting moment when everything simply falls into place and life isn’t so dreadful after all. The vocals, combined with the upbeat instrumentals, make this track extremely addictive to listen to. The band members’ unique contributions (tenor saxophone, trombone, keys, guitar, bass, and drums) perfectly complement each other. You can tell how much the whole band enjoys this track while you are listening. I would like to appreciate the fact that this song is a live recording which is flawless! BRB currently vibing to “I just need my coffee in the morning to beat the blue!”