What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
Dream Pop/Indie Pop
Give us a little bio about you.
Hi everyone! I am Kiersten Blue. I am a singer songwriter born and raised in New Jersey. I started writing music during the Pandemic lockdown and really fell in love with the craft. In just one year I wrote over 140 songs, some good, some bad, learning so much along the way. Before the pandemic I only played guitar, it was lockdown that inspired me to start writing and singing my own music. I started taking lessons in music production, and learned about the demoing process along with bettering my writing skills. This all lead up to my decision to record three songs in Asbury Park, NJ at Lakehouse Recording Studios. With the help of my Producer Tyler Sarfert and electric guitarist Zac Silvia my songs really came to life. My First single “Fate or Coincidence” will be released on all streaming platforms on January 21st 2022! This single is in the indie-pop/ dream-pop genre. It will be followed by two additional singles leading up to the release of an EP. I have continued to play live and look forward to what 2022 has in store for my music career!
What made you go into music?
In high school I started taking guitar lessons, I really loved the game guitar hero, as ridiculous as it sounds that is what inspired me to go out and sign up for lessons!
Who are your influences?
I would say my influences are Mazzy Star, Alanis Morissette, and Anna Nalick. I really have a 90s vibe going.
Are you signed?
You released your new single ‘Fate or Coincidence’, tell us more about the single.
“Fate or Coincidence” is available on all streaming platforms as of the 21st of January! The song was written on a cold January 2021 afternoon while working at my old retail job on the Asbury Park Boardwalk (shoutout to Wanderlust haha). I wrote the first draft of this song in the notes app on my phone and then when I got home from work created the melody around the lyrics. The day I wrote this song there were maybe three customers I saw in an entire day, and I just started thinking about why those people were crossing paths with me. I started to dive deeper into the idea of why have I met the people in my life and then “Fate or Coincidence was born!
What is the meaning behind the single?
The song is about questioning why people have walked in and out of our lives, and the beauty in the spontaneity of everyday situations.
What was the writing and recording process like?
The writing process was pretty quick the song came together acoustically in about an hour. The demoing process was more complex spanning over a month or so. Recording in the studio was my favorite part, collaborating with Tyler and Zac really brought the song to where it is today! I played acoustic guitar and sang all the vocals on the track, Zac played electric guitar, and Tyler played Bass and Drums along with mixing the project. Recording at Lakehouse Recording studios was a really cool experience, they have awesome equipment! I was lucky enough to record on a Neve console!
Describe the track in two words.
Dreamy & Inquisitive
Who did you work with on the single?
Producer Tyler Sarfert and guitarist Zac Silva
Will we see a Music video for ‘Fate or Coincidence’, what can we expect from the creative process?
Possibly! I have some ideas for a video and plan to work with a friend on the direction of the video. The idea I have would require the video to be recorded in Asbury Park, where the song came to form!
Pre-Save Fate or Coincidence here
Will we see an EP or Album and if so, can you give us a teaser of what to expect?
Yes, the Ep is in the works! Expect some acoustic versions!
Do you have any live shows or a tour coming up and if so let us know where we can catch you at?
I have a live show in Red Bank, New Jersey on January 27th at Red Tank Brewing starting at 8:30. I have plans to book more shows this spring in Asbury Park and potentially in NYC!
What else can we expect in 2022?
You can expect more music of course!!
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Five years from now I see myself playing more live shows, producing & recording my own music, and releasing more music on streaming steadily building a loyal following.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“The only limit is the one you set yourself” – Felix Bamugartner
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
My bedazzled Microphone
My iPad with set list
My water bottle