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.