Q&A Scene: Citizen Kay

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
The whole album/single is all about who I am and how I’ve come to be where am. The conversation topics and experiences that have shaped my mindset and personality today.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
Croissant!! Seems super straight forward when you’re just looking at it/eating it but in reality, to make it you have to work the dough so slowly and patiently. Requires a lot of time and effort but the final result always seems so simple

Which song resonates most strongly and why?
This completely depends on who’s listening and what they expect to get out of it. For me personally its the song, ‘Dreamin’ (and my Fathers interlude interview before it). It resonates to me most because it’s probably one of the most personal & naked songs on the album. I really put my full heart and emotion when recording the vocals.

Any on the road anecdotes?
Playlist with Kanye, Kendrick & James Brown.

Where do you draw inspiration from?
The world & people around me. People’s stories and lives. Specifically people who haven’t had life so easy – I gained a whole of inspiration after going back to my motherland, Ghana, for the first time since i was about 6 years old. Seeing how other people lived and their mindsets on life was incredibly eye opening and made me so appreciative of where I am.

What’s next for you?
ALWAYS MORE MUUUUSIC!

What’s your scene?
haha this question threw me off hard! Not quite sure how to answer but my music scene always resonates to FUNK (if thats what ya’ll mean?)

About Citizen Kay

CITIZEN KAY has returned with WAX ON WAX OFF, the new single taken from his forthcoming album ‘WITH THE PEOPLE’. To celebrate the release of his debut album CITIZEN KAY is getting out there with the people to spread the word, the music and the love.

WAX ON WAX OFF follows up the hard hitting commentary of FREEDOOM, the previous single taken from the DEMOKRACY mini-album which hit numerous radio playlists around Australia. In the US, DEMOKRACY has been picked up by a number of College radio stations, breaking it into the Top10 of the CMJ Hip-Hop charts and the massive sports network ESPN has picked up CITIZEN KAY’s debut single YES! for a program promotional trailer for the whole of September.

‘WITH THE PEOPLE’ continues the writing/production collaboration with Ben Garden and WAX ON WAX OFF is the first single from an album of new recordings scheduled for release October 16. The new single finds CITIZEN KAY in a soulful hip-hop mood, led by a huge groove with dexterous wordplay and an infectious hook.

Anyone who has witnessed a CITIZEN KAY live show over the last year or so, would have seen and heard the imprint he has made on his audience with his words, beats and stage presence. He’s been out there with the people, having toured Australia with his own headline shows and with the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Earl Sweatshirt & Danny Brown, Run The Jewels, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, Tkay Maidza and Seth Sentry.

CITIZEN KAY is joined on the WITH THE PEOPLE TOUR by rising star rappers CODA CONDUCT, two girls out to entertain with lots to say. It’s a combo you can’t miss!

Supported by triple j, Tone Deaf and Select Music

CITIZEN KAY ‘WITH THE PEOPLE’ TOUR

With Special Guests CODA CONDUCT
Tickets on Sale MON 7 SEPT.

SUN 27 SEPT – SOUNDS OF THE SUBURBS, CRONULLA
Tix avail –

THU 22 OCT – BAR ON THE HILL, NEWCASTLE
Tix avail via www.newcastle.edu.au/homecoming

SAT 24 OCT – REPUBLIC BAR, HOBART
Tix avail via www.moshtix.com.au

FRI 23 OCT – SHEBEEN, MELBOURNE
Tix avail via www.shebeen.com.au

FRI 30 OCT – ANU BAR, CANBERRA
Tix avail via www.ticketek.com

FRI 06 NOV – CATS, ADELAIDE
Tix avail on the door

WED 11 NOV – SOSUEME@ BEACH ROAD HOTEL, BONDI
Free entry

FRI 13 NOV – BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE
Tix avail via www.oztix.com.au

THU 26 NOV – GOODGOD SMALL CLUB, SYDNEY
Tix avail via www.oztix.com.au

SAT 14 NOV – SOL BAR, MAROOCHYDORE
Tix avail via www.moshtix.com.au

SAT 05 DEC – JACK RABBIT SLIMS, PERTH
Tix avail on the door

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