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Meet Kaiya Wynn

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kaiya Wynn. 

Hi Kaiya, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I started in theatre. I fell deeply in love with the performing arts and throughout the years I’ve grown the urge to express myself more directly through my own lyrics, production, and harmonies. I’ve always loved music but didn’t necessarily believe I could actually do it. But life has a way of strengthening you. So, I moved to LA to pursue a music career. And I’ve since found a co-producer/engineer and studio, which is a blessing. 

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It definitely hasn’t been an easy road by any means. LA is a constant grind. It costs a lot to be in a city filled with so much opportunity. But you accept it and rise to the challenge. For me, the hardest part has been staying encouraged when roommate situations fell apart and friendships/connections didn’t pan out. I’m also learning to be patient with myself in my process of recording music. 

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar, what can you tell them about what you do?
Right now, I am focusing on creating my own version of Hip Hop & RnB. It doesn’t sound exactly like a lot of Hip Hop & RnB that we’re used to hearing. I take elements from pop and house music a lot. And I love this process of creating new sounds. They always say to make the music you want to hear and so I’m doing just that. So, I guess you could say I specialize in creating a new wave of Hip Hop & RnB. I think you can hear that in my latest single ‘Mess’ – that’s available to stream on all platforms. ( ) I’m very proud of it because I wrote it when I was feeling hurt and exhausted. I was able to take that hurt and transform it into a gritty song. I listen to it laughing at how great the lyrics are and how I don’t even think about that situation anymore, which is so beautiful to me. And I’m not trying to make myself into who anyone else is because I’m trying to discover and awaken Kaiya Wynn. I honestly don’t feel like anyone else out right now. I’ve always been an outsider, marching to the beat of my own drum. But I think music is the one medium that works perfectly in. 

Are there any books, apps, podcasts, or blogs that help you do your best?
I like listening to “One: A Potter’s House Church” podcast because I enjoy Pastors Touré Roberts and Sarah Jakes Roberts. I’ve been to their church a lot, and something about it speaks to me as a creative. I will say books have helped me more than podcasts. Some of my favorite books that really propelled me forward have been The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and Don’t Settle For Safe by Pastor Sarah Jakes Roberts. I cried reading them both, especially the latter. But I think the thing that has taught me the most has been YouTube. I think YouTube is by far the most important resource on the internet. I’ve learned so much about music from there. 

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