Sometimes your friends turn you onto new artists, other times it is the beautiful thing we call the algorithm placing a series of recommended tracks in your listening cue. While both are great ways to learn about new music, I would like to make the argument that you should do yourself a favor and dig deeper, look harder, keep on searching for that next track that will make you think about music in a different manner. That artist that has something new to say using a distinct texture of sounds combined with razor-sharp lyrics makes causing you to sit back and reflect on their message even if for just a second, even if only for a moment. That is how I felt when I stumbled upon Kallitechnis; her sound was so different from the stuff I had been listening to as of late. The downtempo beat was the perfect sonic treatment to her crisp yet soft vocals. All I can say is I can’t wait to hear more from her soon.
So let’s start this off, can you tell us a little bit about who you are, and how you got started?
I’m a singer, songwriter, dancer, and visual artist from Montreal. I’ve been expressing my(self) via various artistic mediums for as long as I can remember.
The process really began in 2015, when I started singing and writing to Rami.b ’s instrumentals (1/3 of Planet Giza). It was then that I got my first taste of writing and recording. We went back and forth working on demos, and in November of 2016 we released a single titled Talk Talk Talk on Soundcloud which was received super well. Following Talk Talk Talk, I channeled all of that positive feedback into making music and coming up with my first EP, “Wet Paint”, which was released this passed October.
Doing music only started feeling real to me about a year ago, when I had decided to stop resisting my(self) and my (very obvious) passion for the arts. A year after graduating from university, I had decided I wasn’t going to pursue an academic career. And that decision was far from easy, since being a student had always been such a big part of my identity. Yet, here I am, finally believing in my(self), happier than ever and finally facing my soul’s needs; creating for pleasure; creating for therapy.
Describe your personal sound?
What were some of your creative influences growing up?
Musicals, musicals, and more musicals. I guess that’s where I learned to associate personal expression with song and dance.
Can you talk about your upcoming projects?
I’m releasing an EP this Summer!
Where is your favorite place to perform and why?
My room has yet to be beat. It’s where I feel the most uninhibited.
We are technology geeks, what are you using for creating these days?
I call it the trilogy: pencil, paper, and rhymezone.
What else can we expect from you this year?
A lot more live shows, and my first visual.
Dogs or Cats?
Whiskey or Wine?
Wine with dinner. Whiskey for dessert.
Vinyl or Streaming?
Vinyl for texture. Streaming for accessibility.