16 year-old Minnesota native, Karah, is a unique fresh voice in pop music. She began writing songs even before hitting her teens. Her songwriting is rich and introspective far beyond her years and her well crafted indie-pop sound is a progressive take on current pop trends led by Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and others. Listening to her first single, “I Am”, we can hear the potential on a light country-tinged introduction. She’s recently released “Ready To Fall” a debut album with fourteen more tracks bound to ignite interest in her original sound.
We got an opportunity to interview her. We are sure you will love our conversation as well as her music.
Twist Online : Please introduce yourself to our readers.
Karah : I am a singer songwriter from the Twin Cities. My music is a unique blend of pop and R&B with hints of other genres and styles.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry at such very young age?
Karah : I started singing from the moment I started talking, but my passion for creating music and getting involved in the industry didn’t blossom until I hit age 13. A person who had a huge role in my interest for music was definitely Taylor Swift. For a while I wanted to be a country singer until I met my producer and he steered me into the direction of Pop, which I am very thankful for.
Twist Online : How was the response to your First Single I Am?
Karah : I was overwhelmed at the amount of support my first single received. I didn’t really know what to expect since I am such a new artist, but I am very happy that many people appreciated it.
Twist Online : You recently released your debut Album “Ready To Fall” tell us about that?
Karah : Releasing Ready To Fall was a very scary and exciting moment in my life. I had an extremely talented team of producers, writers, vocalists and engineers helping me achieve this record. After 2 years of developing my sound and figuring out how I want to express myself, I am very relieved at the amount of love people are giving me for this album and I am very excited for whats to come.
Twist Online : Out of 14 tracks of the Album which one(s) are your favorite?
Karah : Depends on which day you ask me. The song I find myself coming back to the most is Shadows. That song is really authentic to how I feel in daily life and I am sure a lot of people my age can relate. Feeling hesitant to show your true self is a struggle that is commonly faced and I have a deep appreciation for how ‘Shadows’ expresses it.
Twist Online : What interests your more, performing on stage or working in studios?
Karah : I love them both because they are each different outlets for me to display my creativity, but the one I enjoy more is definitely working in studio. Coming up with new melodies and lyrics is such a thrill and getting to sit back and listen to the finished product is so rewarding.
Twist Online : Are you influenced by any particular music genre?
Karah : The genre that influences me the most is Pop and maybe a little Alternative. Although I enjoy listening to all genres from Hip-Hop to Country.
Twist Online : Have you set some goals to achieve as a music artist?
Karah : I have set some big goals. I want to be able to play large shows consistently with 10,000 people by the time I am 22. That gives me about 5 years.
Twist Online : Are you working on any new project?
Karah : I am working on another album which will also be available to buy as an acoustic album as well. Very excited about that because I have some new people coming on board for this project who are very talented and respected in this industry.
Twist Online : Are you active on social media? What’s the best way to follow you online?
Karah : I am active on all social media platforms. The best way to follow me is through my twitter, @heyimkarah.
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