For the release of her debut EP "Above All" and during her East Coast tour which ends with a concert at the Northstar Bar in Philly, PA on August 17th, I met the very talented 23-year-old out singer, songwriter, musician Krissy Krissy.
You have just released your debut EP "Above All". For those who don't know you yet, tells us where do you come from? What is your story? I heard this is a rather unusual life considering you grew up in a very religious family, you were used to sing in a choir, it even appears that your church throw you out because you kissed a girl.
Hi. Thank you so much for having me here. I appreciate it so much. My name is Krissy Krissy and just like every show, I'm proud to say that I'm from Brooklyn. I was raised in a church and ironically got thrown out of it. Yeah, I kissed a girl and I liked it but I don't have that crazy situation define who I am. It actually helped me realize who I am and what I really wanted to do. I went through a lot of shit in life but those scars and situations help me maneuver through life a bit easier.
How would you describe your music? Which styles can we expect while we're listening to it?
I want to keep making feel good/genre"less" music. I want to keep creating that endless sound that "The Beatles" have. I get told I sound like a bunch of people from Bonnie Rait to Pink.
You talk a lot about love in your songs: the love of a father, the love we hope or we feel. Is it a subject which represents you? Is it the message you wanted to pass through this EP?
No matter what we do, LOVE is something that surrounds us. Even from music, to death, to life, to work, to everything. I just took what I went through and created music behind the experiences. I know someone out there has gone through what I went through and the message would be that no matter what....Life goes on and you will get through.
Which are the artists who left a mark in your life and who inspire you?
Melissa Etheridge, P!nk, and Celine Dion are really those artist that I feel created a lane for me.
What is your current playlist?
My playlist consist of a little bit of everything. From rap to reggae, from pop to alternative. I love Spanish music! Makes me feel good inside!! Lol. All depends on my mood.
I read on your website that you are working on your first album. Can we expect something similar or will it sound differently than "Above All"?
It's has a different message than Above All. Definitely had a great time creating it.
Next month, you will tour with Hunter Valentine and Girl In A Coma. You are eager I suppose !?!
Who wouldn't be. I'm super super eager to be out on tour and leave a little Krissy Krissy flavor in people's lives!
A last word for our readers?
This quote always inspires me and I can't leave without letting someone know about what helped me through.
"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." Believe it because Dreams do come true. When you believe in it.
Thanks very much for this interview Krissy!
If you don't know her yet, this is Krissy Krissy's music:
Don't miss her next show at the Northstar Bar in Philly, PA on August 17th and the possibility of winning $1000. Krissy Krissy is currently running a contest, giving away $1,000 to the person that posts the craziest picture of her new cut out cartoon on Instagram (see her website for more details: krissykrissy.com)