Q&A With Rising Pop Star Erin Kirby & Talks About New Single "Bad Luck"
"Erin Kirby is a rising modern day pop star" -Amity Collection
"Her powerhouse vocals places her among the talents of Amy Winehouse, Carrie Underwood, and Jessie J" -OUT News Global
Blending heartfelt, soul-tinged lyrics with dance-infused pop, Kirby creates music that explores the full intensity of human emotions. Kirby’s powerful vocals have landed her recognition as a John Maxwell Rising Star and as Jezebel Magazine’s songwriter of the year; soon after, she made it in the American Idol Top 60. Kirby was a top three contestant on Showtime at the Apollo with Steve Harvey, and she has also made appearances in All Access, Talent Magazine, and Sounds Like Nashville. Though Kirby has international aspirations, her heart lies in Atlanta, where she regularly volunteers her talent to local non profit organizations.
We had the opportunity to sit down and talk to Erin about her passion for music, her inspiration behind her new single "Bad Luck," as well as,her song writing process! Here's how it went:
Q: When did you first learn you had an interest in music?
A: I started out my music journey through pageants!! I entered talent in my third pageant and knew that music was for me!
Q: What was the inspiration behind "Bad Luck?"
A: “Bad Luck” is a song that almost anyone can relate to. This song discussing the toxic people that are in our lives, it is almost as if they cause us “Bad luck.”
Q: Do you play any instruments / if you could, what instrument would you like to learn?
A: I play the guitar and I am currently learning piano!
Q: After being recognized as Jezebel Magazine's Songwriter of The Year, what is your process for writing a song?
A: I have written many different ways with many different people but I always like to start off with chords either on the guitar or the piano. The melodies and lyrics grow from there.
Q: If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be and why?
A: My dream collaboration would have to be Ed Sheeran. He is a lyrical genius and his passion for music is so strong.
Erin is excited to announce her new single, "Bad Luck' in collaboration with JVKE, out 2.2 & premiering on 2.1!
Here's what Erin had to say: "Bad Luck refers to how we tend to cover up our feelings around others. I find that I do this especially when we are in a bad relationship. I tend to just hold onto things and say "It's my fault" or "I must be the problem". I think we've all felt this at one point or another- that we must have bad luck, wishing we could find an easy way out. Connect With Erin Kirby Facebook