Kiesza, our ‘Hideaway’ star is speaking out on the struggles of being a woman in the music industry.
In her Facebook post below, she addresses her Tweet that reads being an indie artist is ‘f****** hard’. It is expensive and the industry can be full of bullies. We agree, we have seen many female artists battle the sexes in the industry just to be able to play without being berated.
Like all humans, though, sometimes our favorite objects can give us the silver lining we need. The Canadian, Brooklyn-based pop singer owes her life and determination to her Delorean. After almost giving up on her passion for music making, she bought this car for herself. Who wouldn’t feel like a badass in it? Unfortunately, she got herself into a car crash. With a hiatus after five shows and the potential of selling her beloved car, she can at least walk away knowing she is healing.
“Here I am, still healing, indie, coming back and realizing the coming back from such a crazy hiatus is insanely hard” – Kiesza
Born in Calgary, we know her by her dance-oriented music influenced by house music, modern EDM, and R&B. She succeeded in theater, ballet, tap dance, and the Royal Canadian Navy. When Hideaway came out in 2014, it topped UK and Scottish singles charts. The US brought its airplay to even more significant heights.
She has collaborated with many talented artists like Jack U, Gorgon City, Duran Duran, and Djemba Djemba. Her interactions with others in the music industry range from many different genres. She is a multifaceted person with a heart of gold. The Indie genre is underrated in the EDM community. We understand that the audience is changing so it becomes harder to keep up with what is most appealing in playback and live sets.
Keep moving forward Kiesza. Your perseverance and determination inspire us all.