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Future pop queen AKICITA talks overcoming impossibilities, fighting back against judgement and striving for greatness.
AKICITA is the singer-songwriter transforming her tribulations into a pop star’s journey. Breaking onto the scene with her fiercely independent and instantly accessible lyrics, the 27-year-old has fought back against those who’ve tried to silence her. The future pop queen moved to Los Angeles at 18 with dreams of becoming a musician, and after an uphill battle with no industry connections, she’s finally stamping her authority with moody and assertive soundscapes.
Growing up in the small and remote town of Prior Lake, Minnesota, AKICITA’S upbringing was far from easy. The self-confessed, Disney-obsessed child flitted between boarding schools and experienced trauma on so many levels. After moving away, she spent much of her time partying, numbing the pain of the music industry’s precarious and unforgiving nature. The singer, with Dominican and Native American heritage, explores this moment on her recent track, ‘Liquor’, which offers a hand to those experiencing addictions of their own.
Reclaiming her power on the latest dark-pop cut ‘FWMN’, AKICITA channels the skyscraping range of her voice to declare her independence. On the track, she says: “My whole life has been a war. I don’t win every battle but I continue to fight the war and I’m determined to win in the end. I hope that ‘FWMN’ can inspire others to stay and fight the long fight.”
Here, AKICITA talks overcoming impossibilities, fighting back against judgement and striving for greatness.