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Meet Kaiya Wynn | Recording Artist




We had the good fortune of connecting with Kaiya Wynn and we’ve shared our conversation below.


Hi Kaiya, why did you pursue a creative career? I’ve always been an artist. I wasn’t very good at expressing myself directly. So I would express myself through art. It evolved slowly – with drawing comics and painting as a kid. And that eventually evolved into singing and acting. Now this is the most directly I’ve ever communicated: through my voice in my music.


Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community? I’m Kaiya and I’m a recording artist. I’ve always wanted to do music and somewhere along in life i allowed doubt to dictate my trajectory. I think anxiety and depression also caused me to question myself and my capabilities. I dropped piano lessons and guitar lessons. After different trials in life, I had to sit alone and ask myself why I constantly ran away from being great. I realized that it wasn’t too late to pursue my deepest desires. So far life has taught me that anything you want is yours as long as you work for it and keep your mind right. You have to believe you are worthy of great things in order for them to even be set in motion. Once you tell the universe you’re worthy, it can finally play out. I didn’t feel worthy before. I do now. I love my music right now because it’s my lemonade. It’s me taking feelings that used to consume and cripple me and turn that emotion into something beautiful. Something useful. The world is obsessed with negativity and societal systems that disrupt people’s spirits. Yet everyone wonders why anxiety and depression thrive. Once I began changing my perspective I started growing. I want people to know that at any point you can change your trajectory. Life is all perspective.


If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to? My homie Austin, that I grew up talking about hella music with, still hasn’t visited LA! I would take him for a drive down the PCH and get lobster rolls from Cousin Maine. Or see a show at The Novo. I’d definitely show him Kai Ramen in Noho by me. And he might appreciate trying the best sandwich I’ve ever had, the beef brisket at Johnny’s Pastrami down in West Adams. I think walking down Melrose or on the Venice boardwalk would be fun too.


Who else deserves some credit and recognition? I’m blessed to have had many people encourage me throughout my journey. My mom was an artist herself so she’s always given me her full support; and my great grandad encouraged all of my artistic endeavors. All of my friends have shown me love in one way or another. Whether it’s my homegirl Mia helping me get my first music release together or my friend Tola for recommending me for this interview. The homie Taylor for mixing all my records or Dime for helping me hone my rap skills. I have a lot of artists in my corner.

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