TaniA Kyllikki is Rare
“Rare” is a unique song that blends different genres into one cohesive and enjoyable sound. TaniA Kyllikki is truly something special in a world of pop music that can feel stale and monotonous. Beautiful guitar riffs start out the song and then when the keyboard hits everything is so calm and smooth. TaniA’s vocals are absolutely haunting and breathtaking. Her beauty illuminates in her music and she offers us a glimpse into her soul. Almost majestic, “Rare” is a rare and beautiful piece of art that any music fan should check out.
Haunting and powerful, “WHY” is the type of song that can make anyone cry and feel true emotion. TaniA Kyllikki’s vocals are absolutely hard-hitting and emotional in this song about abuse. “How many times will you break my trust?” Many people who are abused are actually abused by people they know and some of TaniA’s lines nail in so many powerful points about abuse.
“WHY” is a step in a different direction for TaniA where she gets really emotional and impactful about people who are truly suffering. “Hoping that one day you will change” is a sentiment many abuse victims share because they love their abuse (a lot of times) and are hoping that the nightmare will end. This is honestly a tough song to listen to because it is so emotional and powerful. TaniA Kyllikki delivers a breathtaking performance on “WHY” that many people can unfortunately relate to but this song is definitely needed in our world today.
TaniA Kyllikki is a rare talent in a music scene that is so oversaturated with clones. It is always amazing to hear something unique and soulful. TaniA Kyllikki has a message. In fact, her message is so strong that it can resonate with millions of people. TaniA is on her way to the top of the music industry. For that reason, we had to reach out to TaniA Kyllikki for an interview.
TaniA Kyllikki Interview with Rock the Hip Hop
What first got you into music?
Listening to all the vast majority of music my mum played on the regular made me feel so happy inside, there was an instant connection for me at a very young age. I felt I could do this, I wanted to do this, and only this. From the moment I was able to talk, was the moment I started to sing, then later I started writing my own songs inspired by all these phenomenal artists I listened to growing up.
Who inspired you to make music?
Goodness, you know what there really is so many who have inspired me but here are just some of the main one’s: Mary J Blige, Prince, Michael Bolton, 2pac, Lionel Richie, Neyo, Boyz 2 Men, Andrea Bocelli, Charlotte Church, TLC, Destiny’s Child, Beyonce, Celine Dion, Toni Braxton, Tina Turner, Etta James, Whitney Houston, Xtina, Mariah Carey, Minnie Riperton, JoJo, Natasha Bedingfield, Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
The best way to describe my music especially lyrics and vocal arrangements is organic. Depending on my mood and the subject I chose to write about, I would say my music spans from enlightening, empowering, inspiring and uplifting.
What is your creative process like?
The process varies. Sometimes I get lyrics, music, and melody arrangements all at once. It’s sort of like having my own radio station in my head. There are other times I may be inspired by an instrumental track and write to it. Then there are moments where inspiration comes from my own or others’ life events. Even a movie or advert can spark something in me to write a new song.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Would have to say Beyoncé, everything about her as a person and all her talents represent something so powerful and inspiring to me!!!
If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
Again I would 100% say Beyoncé. She really is one of a kind.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
That they have touched me in more ways they could ever know. When I have moments in my life when things gets tough, it’s their love and support for me and my music that gives me the strength to keep going. They mean the world to me. And I can’t wait to give them so much more from me. As long as I’m blessed to be here I’ll be in the studio creating more and more music.
What is the most useless talent you have?
Omg… This question had me laughing!!! Well, I think I might be a secret Doctor Dolittle! LOL…. Because for some reason animals seem to understand me! When I was at the stables around horses some years back, one of them would smile on demand when I greeted him in the morning and I’d say, go and get your feed bowl and he would nod and go get it. I can talk to my cats like I do any human being and they just start responding after each sentence! LOL… Then the birds in my garden mimic my whistle notes when I’m warming up my voice! I ain’t even joking about all true stories!!! LOL…. Although, I think this says more about how smart the animals in my life are and have been really hehe!!!
Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
Of course!!! LOL…. In the shower, in the bath, in the kitchen while washing up dishes, you name it I’m SINGING!!! And it’s any of the long lists of artists I mentioned, I’m a straight-up music junkie all day!!!
What would you be doing right now if it wasn’t for your music career?
Honestly, there is nothing else I’d be doing that wasn’t music-related. If I wasn’t doing my own music, I’d more than likely have been a music teacher or something along those lines.
Where have you performed?
I’ve performed in a lot of places but my biggest stage was at the O2 London. That was an incredible experience to be on a stage where my favorite artists have also performed.
What are your favorite and least favorite venues?
I don’t have one. Because to be honest it doesn’t matter if I’m on the largest stage in the world filled with thousands of people or the smallest venue with only a handful of people. I appreciate everyone who wants to hear me performing live. I would say though that the up close and personal venues are always extra special for me because you get to really connect with people on a much deeper level.
Do you have any upcoming shows?
We haven’t booked any yet because it’s been mainly a lot of recording sessions with my album coming out and deluxe edition shortly after. But when we start booking venues this will be on my socials for all to see.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
I feel like the internet has provided an alternate platform for artists to get discovered. It allows artist to connect with an audience and have an experience that once wasn’t possible.
What is your favorite song to perform?
For my own original song would have to be “Lie With Me”. For a cover it would have to be “At last” Etta James.
Which famous musicians do you admire?
Once again there is a huge list… But here are some: Sia, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Bruno Mars, Prince, Natasha Bedingfield. I also have to mention my very talented fiance Garry D. Hairston. And a friend, Terry Burrus who has worked with many household names over the years.
What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
Well, I think we have all had our moments when we were teenagers! LOL… But to be honest, I didn’t get into trouble as much as I could have because of my deep love for music. I have always had a very focused driven kind of personality. My work ethic is to put 100% into all that I do. You can’t see results in anything in life if you aren’t willing to put the hard work in.
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