Emerging pop artist Kiss Kanoo may be at the beginning of her musical career, but she’s certainly showcasing she means business. Based in East London, Kiss Kanoo was born in Italy, and raised in the US and Australia. Coming from a swathe of influences and different cultures, she is a singer-songwriter and a show designer. Kiss Kanoo’s biggest influences are Die Antwoord, Grimes, Doja Cat, and Justin Timberlake. Growing up with pop, punk and cyberpunk influences, she is also trying to incorporate these into a new, electrifying pop sound. Kiss Kanoo is committed to delivering high quality visuals and aesthetics in line with her pop sound, but ultimately, she is here to make people dance.
Introduce yourself in less than 10 words…..
“I’m here to make people dance!”
What made you want to get into music?
The possibility to perform and have a moment with hundreds of people at the same time, connected through music. There’s something so powerful in this.
What come first lyrics or music?
“I write poems on my phone all the time, it doesn’t matter where I am or what I am doing and later on I try to use these as inspiration for lyrics when I have a production to work on. However it’s easier for me to write a song if I have a production or a beat to sing over”
What was the last track you played on Spotify?
“Ptazeta: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol.45”
What would be on your rider?
“Hahah some sort of weird veggie juice for sure and m&m’s”
If you could collaborate with any band / person / producer who would it be?
In a dream world? I’d love to work with Apashe. Check him out, he’s next level, he combines orchestral elements with dubstep.”
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
“Don’t spend more time writing an email than the time people will spend reading it”
If you could open for any band / act / solo artist who would it be?
“Easy, Charlie XCX!”
Where can we find out more? (also flog us some merch we love tees…..)
“I’m always active on Instagram. It’s a great and creative platform for artists like myself, come join me, I’d love to meet you! I’m @kisskanoo”
Talk us through the new track / video
“Believr is the first single of my upcoming EP ‘Primordial’ – I wrote it during the pandemic and it’s a mix of modern and nostalgic pop. I actually released the lyric video today on YouTube. It’s a very specific sound/world within Pop I’m creating and the entire EP will reflect this, musically and visually.”