19-year-old Kristii Talks With TMI About Her New Track With Chris Brown, “Lightning”
Did you always want to be a singer?
I actually sung all my life since I was born, as I remember and, as I was told, but I can’t recall actually wanting to be a singer. I just know I always loved arts, theater and music was my everything! I listened to music and sung and danced and nagged my family and friends with my singing and my want to perform for them. And I did manage to do my thing and perform to all my friends and family since a very young age and it makes me realize I was an artist already back then I guess.
How would you describe yourself in 5 words?
I love music very much!
How would you describe your musical style?
I sing in the direction of rnb-pop. It suits me best!
What artists do you look up to right now?
I look up to artists like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Robbie Williams, Big Sean, Tyga, Madonna.
What is the meaning behind your single, “Lightning”?
The meaning of my single ”Lightning” is certainly love, love of people and love of myself of course. It is more actually a love of myself and a showing how strong a girl should be in this tricky world and I hope I can inspire my new fans and girls mostly to be a strong woman, who loves herself and doesn´t care who says what, but just is who she is and feels free to be herself and real. ”Lightning” is actually ”me” in the music video and the song, I mean that I represent Lightning in the song, as I´m the hot new know how for guys and girls to look up to and follow. I´m hard, but easy to get, I´m sexy but with little makeup and am for natural beauty! When I strike then there´s no way back! If you fall in love with me then it´s for life! LOL. That was my idea of the song!
What was it like having Chris work with you on this song?
It was amazing! Chris is such a vocalist first of all and of course he´s an amazing artist of all time!
Are there any other projects in the works you can tell us about? Are you releasing any new music soon?
Yes there are new projects indeed like a new song I co-wrote with an amazing producer Paperboy. The song is called “Break the Rules“it´s an rn´b vibe song really mellow but sexy and honest. I think all girls could relate to that song for sure. Also I played recently the main role in a movie that will be out next winter called “Happy New Year“in Europe. It was really great and fun for me too!
How do you want your relationship to be with your fans?
I would love to be really close with my fans and would want to give all my love to them and hopefully get the same love back. I want to inspire them as much as I can.
Does your fanbase have a name?
Well not yet, but maybe my fans will come up with a name for my fanbase sometime soon.))
What was the craziest fan encounter you have had?
I had a fan come over to my hotel where I was staying one time and called my room and was silent in the phone for like 5 minutes at 1am. He then knocked on my door I was so scared and already in bed and didn´t know who it was and what to do, but I didn’t open the door.
What social media platform do you use most to stay connected to your fans?
I love instagram and chat with fans most of the time on there. It´s really fun!
What’s an average day for you look like?
I wake up, brush my teeth, drink my coffee with soy milk, take out my computer and see who out of my managers or music team wrote me and I answer them asap, then I go out for a walk and meet people for work reasons, I talk on the phone with many people to organize my future music and acting things, I go grab some food, I maybe do a photoshoot for my next album cover or magazine, then I work on my computer again and communicate with more people to set all things right in America and that usually happens at night, as I live in Europe and we have a big time difference with America. Then I stretch and do exercise or swim, watch my television and go to bed late.
How do you spend most of your free time?
I love to listen to new music, watch movies, go out to the cinema, go to the theater, meet friends, go to the gym, go out shopping, read books.
Whats the best thing thats come out of this career so far?
It´s probably working with Scott Storch on my new songs, he produced a couple of my new tracks for me, the songs are called “Saucy“and “All the Way“and Verse Simmonds and Fresh wrote the songs. I´m super excited about these songs getting heard on my youtube: KristiiOfficial channel, on the radio and on Spotify: Kristii and AppleMusic of coarse! And of course I love my song “Lightning“that features O.T. Genasis AND Chris Brown! It´s really a big rn´b-pop song!
What’s your biggest struggle in this career so far?
The biggest struggle is that everything takes time and I´m impatient, as a person and it´s killing me to wait sometimes but it´s all good, it´s part of the work process.
What goals have you set out for yourself in your career and in your personal life?
My goals in my career are more important than my personal life for me and I want to be no less than Madonna or Backstreet Boys or Elizabeth Taylor. I´m serious. I won´t give up on my work no matter the obstacles or the bumps on the road. I love my work more than anything or anybody and I love music the most in life!
How has this whole music career experience been?
Fun! I´m grateful to God I have got what I have now: amazing hit songs you guys will hear soon, an amazing team of people working with me including Rosero Mccoy my awesome choreographer who is a legend himself and I love him so much as a person and professional, Len Evans is amazing as my publicist and and friend and my designer is really cool too and everybody I haven’t mentioned I love with all my heart. I´m blessed to sing on hot stages like the Avalon in LA, Le Jardin night club, The Abbey, The Monster Nightclub, LA Pride was so cool too and unforgettable for me!
Do you have any advice for aspiring music artists?
Sure! Just be yourselves and don´t listen to what others tell you. Listen to your heart and go on if you feel it that it´s really your way. Nothing can stop you!
Do you have any last things you went to tell your fans?
I might have a tour coming up this April- May in the US. It will not be my tour but I will be an opening act for a major world artist. It might be Big Krit, Ty Dolla $ign or Khalid´s tour I´ll go on. So you all will be able to get all details, get my new merch and tickets on my website www.kristiiworld.com and see me at my shows in the US! I love all of you!!! Come to my tour! It will be fun!
Thanks for taking the time to do this interview with us 🙂
It was such a pleasure to answer all your questions! I enjoyed it! Thank you! Kisses!
“Break The Rules”