KYLO's first song "Beyond Visions", from her new EP Cosmic Vapour, is full of sultry tones, rejuvenating instrumentals and a chorus you can't help but sway along to. I had the opportunity to correspond with KYLO about her journey so far.
What led you to cast away the "girl-with-a-guitar" persona? Was it something you wanted to do for a while?
I wanted my music to grow and evolve into a fuller, atmospheric sound. I will always have a love for the raw, acoustic guitar scene but for me and my creativeness at this point in my music I felt that I needed to move on, rather than continue doing the same thing. I do still use acoustic guitar in how I write my songs, but now I just add layers with other instruments and a producer. I knew after I release my old EP that I wanted to do something different, something more bold.
What do you hope people take from your music when they listen to it?
I hope it allows them to just escape for even a few minutes and let all their worries, fears and stresses wash away. I also hope when hearing my lyrics people are able to interpret it their own way. That's what is so special about music. It can mean different things for each listener.
Can you explain the story behind 'Beyond Visions'?
Beyond Visions is about imagining a reality. A universe where everything is at peace with everything, and there is no need to worry about war, famine, politics, oppression and so on. Also it is about escaping into a world that is made in your image.
Watch the teaser for "Beyond Visions" here and listen to the full version below.