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Meet Kilough

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kilough.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
For as long as I can remember, I have been extremely interested in all forms of expression. I did not truly understand my love of art until I took a high school literature class; at sixteen, I realized that one of the things I value most in life is authentic connection. Listening to my favorite songs, I would hear my heroes singing about their lives and their experiences, and although I had not shared many of their experiences, I could feel their emotions. When it came time to figure out what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, I knew that I wanted to write and perform music so that I could contribute authentic emotional songs that people could enjoy and use to connect with the music itself, as well as other people.

Please tell us about your art.
When people listen to my music, I want them to hear a real person. All of my songs come from true emotions and experiences, and I hope that people will recognize this and be able to connect with what I’m singing. My goal is for people to feel happier after hearing my songs. Whether this joy is from listening to an upbeat chorus, or from listening to lyrics about heartbreak, I want people to find joy in the honesty of my music. I want them to relate to my work.
I write music for two main reasons: to create an outlet for my emotions and to create something that will bring people together. One of my biggest personal goals in life is to leave the world a little better than I found it. The way to do this is to create honest art that will unite people. Honesty and authenticity are two fundamental foundations of my work, and I write about what I know and what I encounter in my daily life in order to maintain these ideas.

As an artist, how do you define success and what quality or characteristic do you feel is essential to success as an artist?
Success as an artist relies solely on being able to create something that is relatable for others. It is extremely important for listeners to be able to relate to the emotions behind music, because that’s the point of artistic expression – art exists so that a person can express themselves in a way that others can use to connect. Authenticity is integral to creating relatable art, and thus, authenticity is integral to art.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
These past few months, I have had the great fortune of working on my debut EP, Latitude, which will be released late next month on streaming platforms. The best way to support my work is coming to my shows, which are listed on my website, Other ways for people to hear my work include YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook.

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Ashley Johnson
Ian King

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