Rising star Kayla DiVenere has taken the music scene by storm together with her newest single, “Date Myself.” The tune’s launch marks a robust second of self-discovery and empowerment for the 19-year-old actress and singer-songwriter with a devoted on-line following. Nevertheless, her first single of the 12 months, “Jumping the Gun,” showcases Kayla’s continued progress as a flexible artist.
Kayla opened up about her high musical inspirations and blossoming profession throughout an unique interview with HollywoodLife.
Are you able to clarify to us why you wrote “Leaping the Gun”?
“Leaping the Gun” was born after assembly somebody in line for lower than two minutes and being satisfied they had been my soulmate. I are likely to “soar the gun” with a number of my first encounters, already picturing a future with them earlier than even attending to know their final identify. Venting about my frustration led me to pondering “Leaping the Gun” might actually feed into the delusional relatability of letting your coronary heart paved the way with out pondering — a sense I do know a number of teen women my age know far too effectively.
Are you able to clarify your obsession with Justin Bieber? What’s your favourite lyric in your “Justin Bieber” tune?
From having a poster of Justin Bieber on my wall on the age of 6 to getting a life-sized cardboard cutout of him on Valentine’s day at 14, I feel it’s protected to say I’m a superfan. Rising up with Bieber’s music had a extremely large position in my falling in love with music. I suppose it additionally didn’t assist that he had probably the most excellent hair. My favourite lyric in my “Justin Bieber” tune is, “I’d observe kissing your cardboard minimize out,” as a result of effectively … It’s true.
What’s your favourite TikTok you will have ever made?
My styling movies are my favourite Tik Toks I make! I like placing outfits collectively which are cohesive with the sound of my music within the background.
Who’re your musical inspirations, and the way have they influenced your distinctive fashion as an artist?
The 1975 and Olivia Rodrigo’s music have actually impressed me this previous 12 months. I like the relatability and cheekiness of Olivia’s sayings and titles whereas The 1975’s sonics are the right punch to the intestine. They each have impressed me numerous instances to discover areas they sit in.
How would you describe your trend fashion?
Choosing out my outfit is one among my favourite elements of my day. I actually wish to mix kinds to create new trend genres. I like thrifting outdated and distinctive items, and I additionally love the dishevelled skater look, so I’d describe my trend fashion as classic streetwear.
Your newest single has been making waves. What was the inspiration behind it, and the way do you’re feeling it represents your present inventive course?
“I kinda wanna date myself” blurted out of my mouth whereas ranting to my mother about all of the horrible dates I’ve been on. I knew from the second I stated it out loud that it might be become an anthem for everybody going by means of the infinite, treacherous relationship cycle of regularly being let down. Writing “Date Myself” jogged my memory of how lovely it’s to spend time by your self and the way essential it’s to be snug proudly owning your self-love and excessive requirements. With the ability to hear it again after writing it and to scream it on the high of my lungs has comforted me greater than any man has, and I hope it will possibly consolation folks too in any method they will relate to it. “Date Myself” is the primary of many songs to come back out in my challenge that has a nostalgic, anthemic really feel to it and I can’t wait to roll out the remainder.
Are you able to share any behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the making of your current music video?
The making of my current music video was one of the last-minute, no-plan productions of my life, and up to now, my favourite one. Being an indie artist, I wish to power my buddies to assist me with my visuals. My good friend Lili and I often movie and deal with the inventive course of each tune I drop, however for “Leaping the Gun,” we had been in a serious time crunch and had no concepts for location, idea, and so forth. All I knew was that I needed to put on a marriage costume and maintain crimson roses, so we stopped by a flower store to purchase them with no plan to observe. As we had been heading again to the automobile, there simply so occurred to be a building web site proper behind the flower store that was completely lit with so many props mendacity round to make use of. The video turned out so enjoyable and typically, I actually do assume that probably the most low-key, chill manufacturing with buddies has extra magic than intense planning and fabrication.
Reflecting in your profession, what would you take into account to be probably the most vital milestone or achievement up to now?
Releasing my “Justin Bieber” tune and seeing how the Beliebers of the world embraced it’s nonetheless thoughts blowing to me.
Are there any moments in your journey which have shocked you or exceeded your expectations?
The truth that folks truly take heed to my music and never solely prefer it however get impressed by it’s nonetheless a loopy idea to me. The love and assist from my listeners have actually motivated and crammed me up.
Your fan base is extremely passionate. How do you keep a robust connection along with your viewers, each on-line and through stay performances?
Interacting with my followers is one among my favourite issues to do. I strive my hardest to answer to each remark or textual content I get. I like how artwork brings folks collectively!
Is there a selected interplay with a fan that has left a long-lasting impression on you?
I get a number of DMs from followers telling me how my music has impressed them to create music of their very own, which is such an unimaginable factor to listen to.
What can followers count on out of your upcoming tasks or collaborations?
Followers can count on a number of new music that they will scream on the high of their lungs to.
As an artist, how do you envision your musical journey unfolding within the subsequent few years?
I’d like to proceed releasing a single each 1-2 months, finally work my method as much as an EP and album, adopted by touring. I actually hope that someplace alongside the best way, I could make an influence on folks’s lives with my artwork, and allow them to know that they’re not alone in no matter they’re feeling.
A spherical of By no means Have I Ever with Kayla:
Stood somebody up on a date?
Proud to say I’ve by no means stood anybody up on a date.
Dumped somebody over textual content?
By no means dumped somebody over textual content.
Flirted with somebody you had been collaborating with?
100000% flirted and had a fling with a collaborator after writing a tune collectively.
Had a celeb slide into your DM?
I’ve had a celeb slide into my DMs, however then he painfully ghosted me after we arrange a date.