Photo Credit: Thom Kerr
Name: KG Crown
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA 91367
Music Style: Pop/Hip-Hop/Rap/K-Pop
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Musical past and present in one rambling run-on sentence?
I started out in Contemporary Christian music with my brothers then switched to a solo pop secular career.
Tell us about your newest project. What was the inspiration behind it?
My newest project is my debut EP “Mu La La”. There are three songs on the track and all of them have a very sassy K-Pop/Hip-Hop inspired sound. My inspiration was to create music that I like and hope that other people like it too.
What is it about music that makes you feel passionate?
I love music. For me it is just a passion and a creative outlet. It is a great way of expressing my emotions and processing things I am going through.
Who are your biggest influences outside of music (teacher/family/etc.)?
Outside of music, I am inspired by my faith and serving others. I’m also inspired by people who are not afraid to use their voice to stand up for important issues and make change.
Describe your creative process.
I usually get an idea for a song based on something happening in my life and then I just play around with lyrics and come up with a creative yet interesting way of telling that story. I am very inspired by other artists and music they are creating and always looking for a way to be unique and have an identifiable sound.
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
I would give more artists their big breaks. I worked in Nashville for 6 years and you would not believe the amount of talented musicians and artists playing in coffee shops and restaurants down there. There are just so many talented musicians in this world and unfortunately not all of them will get the recognition they deserve.
What strengths do you have that make you a great musician/any weakness that you are working on to get there?
I think one of my biggest strengths is that I do play multiple instruments and I have a lot of music and performance training. I have been doing this for ten years. My weakness would be songwriting. I am a relatively new songwriter. So I am working alongside cowriters. I do write my own music but it is something that I need to get better at. I think that will come with age and experience.
When was that first moment when you realized that music was going to pay off for you?
I never really had any doubts about music. I knew since the age of 7 that this was my calling and I would make it as artist. There was never any plan B in my mind.
How do you feel that the pandemic has changed your career for the good and bad?
For me personally, it has not changed my career. I know many artists have been unable to perform or go on tour and that really effects their careers. I think if anything it allowed me to connect more with my audience online. People were staying home more and active on social media and I was really able to build a great fan base and support system.
Apart from the essentials name five things you can’t leave home without.
1. My phone
2. My dog
3. A guitar