- Words Notion Staff
Continuing her growth with the release of new single 'blossom spring', Kyra tells Notion about her cooking show obsession, happiest moments, and more.
Ushering in a new era of personal development with a fresh sound and boundary-pushing tracks, Kyra is an artist to watch. From her debut project ‘Xanadu’, to her most newly released ‘blossom spring’ – and everything in-between – Kyra’s ethereal vocals aren’t ones you’ll forget.
Hailing from West London, she started out at the age of just 16. Developing a unique brand of “ElectroSoul”, her influences range from legends like Randy Crawford to the 80’s vibes of Kraftwerk. Attracting comparisons to Minnie Ripperton through her falsetto vocals, Kyra’s followed up single “after the love” with an announcement of her new EP, ‘as things grow’.
Speaking on the new single, “blossom spring” from the EP, she describes: “I’ve always been enchanted by cherry blossoms which are a symbolic flower of the spring, a time of renewal and the fleeting nature of life”, continuing, “Amidst the pain of loss and grief, I find joy in nature’s intricate details as the cycle of life continues, allowing us to feel connected with loved ones who are no longer in the physical realm.”
We caught up with Kyra to find out her cooking show obsession, happiest moments, and ideal dinner party guests.
Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald and Prince.
What’s your morning routine at the moment?
I am awful in the mornings, motherhood means lie-ins don’t exist. I get my little boy porridge with fruit, I’ll make a herbal tea or hot lemon water and play some reggae to shift my awful mood.
Favourite song right now?
“Sunshine” by Steve Lacey ft. Fousheé.
What is the most pivotal relationship in your life currently?
If you could revive one fashion trend, which would it be?
Culottes, or skorts. They were a vibe!
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
When you open the door for someone and they don’t say thank you.
Three things that inspire you outside of music?
Cooking – I’m obsessed with cooking shows. Nature always feeds into my life and nourishes me. And any series that involve time travel and otherworldly dimensions.
What’s your life mantra?
Grow through what you go through.
Biggest irrational fear?
I cannot tell you in case I wrote it down and it actually happened…
Finish the sentence: I feel happiest when…
My belly is full, the sweet smell of incense is burning, some Donny Hathaway is playing in the background. It’s a hazy summer evening and my little boy is giggling in my arms.