Interview with Klair Kia | Edition XIX.6
Name: Klairkia Charles
Location: New York
Describe your sound as if we were deaf:
Its GAGA meets Rihanna, Meets Beyonce with a dash of Alicia Keys
What producers, songwriters and/or artists do you see as your primary inspirations?
Patti Labell was always thinking outside the box and I love her energy. When Quincy and Michael were a team they were on top of the world, i would like to try and create something of that magnitude. I love old school artists and try to bring that feel to this time frame.
Do you have a favorite musical project that you’ve worked on?
Currently working on my EP “Dollhouse” It’s my debut collection of all of my recent work. The concept derrived from me being a little girl and the ability I had with my imagination to do anything, be anything, in my doll house. All of the rooms had different potential. In the closet I could be the queen of the runway, in the bedroom you could do naughty things, or in the kitchen you could be miss goody goody. With this project I intend to take my fans through the various rooms in Klairkia’s house, and how her different personalities come out in each room. It’s going to be very dope!!
What was the main factor for launching your career when you did?
I have been performing on stage since elementary school in musical theater. It gave me a taste for what I wanted, dreamed of, aspired to be. I love being on stage its when I feel most myself, from that point it was an easy transition to make the determination of what I wanted to do.
Janet Jackson, Timbaland, Dr. Dre. Azaleia Banks, Elton John, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Steven Tyler
How is the internet changing your craft?
Its been a component for a while now, so it hasn’t changed much for me. My generation has grown up with it.
Do you feel like what you are doing is important?
I do on various different levels. I want to promote female sexual empowerment. Not just girl power, but to take control of your sexuality and own it just like the men do. However still paying attention to being a lady and carrying yourself as such. I don’t think female artists are focusing on sexuality and femininity
Lastly, could you talk about any long-term goals or talents you have in mind?
I started on stage, acting, singing and dancing, so I certainly want to branch off into commercials and acting, as well as establishing my foundation for young girls. Its imperative to give back.