Early this year, Kiesza danced and sang her way onto the pop radar with “Hideaway,” a crazy-catchy track whose addictive video (filmed in one take) captured a spirited romp on the sidewalks of Brooklyn. It hit #1 in the UK and became a worldwide smash. But Kiesza has taken a unique path to this impressive breakthrough. The native Canadian dreamed of being a ballerina, but a knee injury derailed that career at age 15. She soon turned her talents to music, inspired by the songs she heard while sailing the Pacific on crew person on tall ships. Flash forward and she’s leaving music school in Boston and heading for New York, where she traded her folky leanings for dance tracks after going to house nights at Brooklyn clubs. A surprise connection with producer Rami Samir Afuni turned out to be a match made in pop heaven – blast “Hideaway” or “Giant In My Heart” one more time for proof. And a recent performance at our LIFT Live concert proved that folky interests aren’t gone forever. She gave a killer unplugged performance of “Hideaway.” Make sure you’re here this month for all the profiles, interviews, and live shows. This is one LIFT you don’t want to miss.
Years & Years
5 Seconds Of Summer
Florida Georgia Line
Walk The Moon
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