Dutch singer-“soulwriter” KIA is an artist based in Los Angeles whose soulful sound and memorable timbre is ready to be heard. Much like her own mixed heritage, her music is a blend of various genres; a base of neo-soul with an emphasis on pop and R&B. Aside from various singles, she released her debut live album “Tomorrow’s Mind” during the COVID-19 pandemic. KIA’s music has been described as “deep and hypnotic” (Buzz-Music LA), “…upper echelon of today’s soul wave.” (Xttrawave).
She has written and recorded for several productions like the soundtrack of Netflix’s animation movie “Fearless,” Kevin Hart’s Netflix movie “The Man from Toronto,” “The Devil Conspiracy” movie on Hulu, “Manifest Evil,” and “Help! I Shrunk My Friends” (Germany), as well as series “The Madam$, “G’Day USA production “Honoring Liam Hemsworth and Helen Reddy,” and L-Acoustics L-ISA Technology and Fortnite’s immersive audio catalogue. Over the last few years she received both the NAMM President’s Innovation Award and the Ultimate Music Awards for Best Single-Pop of the Year and Best Female Artist of the Year. She was a top finalist at the IMSTA Songwriting Competition, the UK Songwriting Competition, and won honorable mention at the International Songwriting Competition (ISC).
KIA received her undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance with honors from ArtEZ Jazz & Pop Conservatory in Arnhem (The Netherlands). She pursued an academic semester in Songwriting at the Cornel School of Contemporary Music (Los Angeles). Some of her previous mentors are: Izaline Calister, Michael Indart, Jessica Vautor, Carla Hasset, Abraham Laboriel, Paul de Castro and Oscar Hernandez. In 2020 she received her Master’s Degree at the California State University in Los Angeles for Vocal Performance where she specialized in Commercial Music.