02nd Mar2012

5 questions with emerging artist Kaylee Johnston

by KC Claveria | Filthy Pop | Vancouver Pop Music blog

Kaylee Johnston

Kaylee Johnston is an aspiring pop artist from Vancouver, BC. With good looks, a great voice, and unrelenting ambition, Kaylee could be the next big thing in the Canadian pop scene.

Recently, she released the video for “Naked”, an acoustic love song that’s not just about being nude. Describing what the song is all about, Kaylee blogged:

THIS love song is about what love is actually like. Sometimes its good, sometimes its bad, sometimes its like being on ecstasy, and sometimes is super chill, rad, and fab. To summarize, when you are truly in love, it’s like being naked around that person. You have no walls or cloths to hide behind. You don’t have to play games with them. You are finally able to be YOU.

I must admit — “Naked” is a little rough around the edges, but the song does showcase Kaylee’s nice vocals quite well.

I think that Kaylee’s Green Couch session captures her talent better. Her sexy voice can easily fit many type of music – acoustic, dance, pop-rock, and electronic.

Kaylee is hard at work right now recording an electronic pop album. In the meantime, she took some time from her busy schedule to answer some of my questions about her influences and what we can expect from her in the future.

You have a unique sound that seems to have been inspired by different eras. Can you name some artists you’ve listened to growing up?

My favorite artists definitely have a wide range… I love Led Zeppelin, Heart, and Joan Jett, then there’s the indie artists of today like Florence and the Machine and Lykke Li, and I also love straight up pop music.

Any current artists that you’re listening to right now?

Katy Perry, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift.

You said that your new sound will be more electronic-pop. Tell us what you like about this type of music. What made you decide to go for this sound?

I love electronic music because it’s so danceable. I also like the idea of being able to convey a really positive, strong message, while keeping the music upbeat and light

What’s one thing about you that you wish people knew about?

One thing about myself that I’m trying to show more and more is my crazy fun side. I can be very serious and business minded so it’s hard for me to ‘let loose’ around people I don’t know very well, but I’m working on just being me more often!

What should we expect from your upcoming album? Any themes you’ll be exploring?

My album is still in the writing stage… I have about 25 songs written and have to write at least that many more so I can narrow down my top 6-10 best. You can expect music that is empowering, fun, feel good and easy to listen to.

Curious about Kaylee? Follow her on Twitter and like her Facebook page for the latest!