Artist Feature: Kelseidoscope

We’ve been playing out Wouldya Bee?, the new single from Kelseidoscope over the last week or so – and we caught up with her to find out more about her life and music.

Hi! Tell us a little bit about your yourself?

Hi! I’m Kelseidoscope (Kelsey Eide), a singer-songwriter from Timmins, Ontario, Canada who writes original music to raise the vibe of the planet. One might say I am a millennial hybrid hippie (my sometimes-neurotic drive is too pervasive to identify fully as a hippie).

When did you first start to develop a passion for music?

I have always felt a deep pull towards music in the depths of my soul, though I didn’t fully realize this consisted of creating music until a little later in life. Original music always popped in my head, but I didn’t share this with anyone until after high school.

Which artists did you listen to while growing up?

I grew up on oldies. My favourite CD was Sounds of the 60s which had artists like Sonny & Cher, Aretha Franklin, the Righteous Brothers and Dusty Springfield. My favourite band has always been the Beatles, and I also grew up on classic rock like RUSH, and Boston. I also loved listening to the hits from the 90s on the radio.

How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard you before?

Indie folk-pop and soft rock inspired from the 60s and 70s with lyrics to heal and inspire.

What music have you recorded and released to date?

I have released two singles. “The Way that I Do” was my first single; my second is “Wouldya Bee?” and I have plenty more in the works!

Which artists do you enjoy listening to at the moment – and do they influence your work?

Meiko, Eleanor Friedberger, Vance Joy, The Archies. Absolutely! I love cheerful, uplifting music and used that inspiration for, “Wouldya Bee?”

Who would your dream collaboration be with?

This is a very difficult question, but I wrote a song that I always imagine Bruce Springsteen singing to!

What are your plans for the future?

I have big dreams and a lot of goals! I’d like to continue releasing music and do my first album. I taught English in Korea and was a TV presenter for an education company in China, so I’d love to combine my love for kids and make some children’s music. I studied community development in university which influenced my long term goal of creating a not-for-profit that uses music to bring awareness to social issues.

You can find out more about Kelseidoscope on her official website and you can also find her on Instagram as well.

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