Discovering new music and new artists is always a big deal for me personally. Canada is home to many great musicians, songwriters and singers, but no matter how much effort you put into finding new voices, there is always that one voice you haven’t heard before.
Enter Kira Isabella.
While I certainly don’t consider myself to be a country music expert, I like the genre. Its powerful, soulful, and direct, and each individual artist brings a unique twist to the art form. Ottawa-born Kira does exactly that, bringing in a blend of Shania Twain and Carrie Underwood with a modern twist. Her music sounds like a fusion of pop and country music, very emotionally charged, and hits you right at the heart. Its pretty amazing, especially when you consider she is soon to be turning only 25! Check out her music on her YouTube channel.
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Kira has been performing since she was 7 years old. It was through her love for poetry that she found a calling in songwriting, leading her to create her own music and bring her unique voice to competitions and festivals across the province. Through consistent drive to get her music out there, her hard work has led her to perform with the likes of Canadian country stars Jessie Farrell, Aaron Pritchett and Gord Bamford, leading her eventually to signing with Sony Music Entertainment Canada in 2009.
Her music has consistently garnered her recognition throughout the industry. In 2012, she won the Rising Star Award at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. The next year, in 2013, she won Female Artist of the Year. She’s been nominated as Female Artist of the Year at the CCMA’s in 2014, 2015 and 2016. She also won Female Artist of the Year in 2013 and 2014 at the Canadian Music Association of Ontario Awards. Whats funny? That’s just the tip of the iceberg!
Her newest single ‘Little Girl’ was released on April 6.
We caught up with Kira just after she finished her concert at Roy Thompson Hall. We got talking about the origins of her single ‘Little Girl’, where she began in country music in the first place, and really dived into the emotional and personal connections between her and her music.
Cover photo provided courtesy of Kira Isabella and her team.