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KATELYN PAIGE

RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW AMERICAN ARTIST KATELYN PAIGE

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

Music chose me in 2017 when my friends surprised me with studio equipment, sparking a creative fire. Inspired by icons like Hillary Duff and Alicia Keys, their authenticity and passion motivated me to dive into my own musical journey. From that moment, I knew music was not just a choice but my calling.

Introduce us to you and your musical history 

My music is a diverse mix of influences, ranging from the soulful sounds of Sade to the edgy vibes of Linkin Park. Growing up, I soaked in everything from hip-hop and R&B to blues and rock, creating a unique blend that defines my current musical style. Inspired by icons like Hillary Duff and Alicia Keys, I bring a fresh perspective to the scene. Surprisingly, even with my urban influences, I can’t deny the impact of growing up surrounded by the country tunes of Nashville. It all comes together in my music, reflecting the rich tapestry of my musical history.

What was life like for you before music?

Before music, life was a canvas waiting for color. Everyday routines, regular jobs, and a constant yearning for something more. Now, with music, I’ve found my palette, painting my journey with melodies and dreams. Life hasn’t drastically shifted, but the hope is an evolving soundtrack will bring the unexpected. Here’s to embracing the unknown.

What was the first song that you heard that steered you in a musical path?

I can’t pinpoint a specific song..but artists like J Cole, Kehlani, and 6Lack were the type of artist. Their authenticity and storytelling spoke to me, and that’s when I knew I wanted to dive into the world of music.

Where do you currently feel you currently sit within the music industry? 

I’ve been in the music game since 2018, putting in the work writing and recording my own stuff. Did a few shows to vibe with the crowd. Now, I’m gearing up to drop a ton of new records we’ve been working on . I’m excited. 

What is the biggest thing you’ve learned from someone in the industry? 

I think the biggest thing I’ve learned is the significance of authenticity. Staying true to yourself and maintaining genuine connections.

Tell us 2 truths and a lie about you . 

I used to race dirtbikes as a kid.I have a boyfriend. I know American Sign Language. 

If you could wish for one thing to aid your career what would it be?

If I had one wish to boost my music career, it would be genuine connections. Building authentic relationships with fellow artists, producers, and fans is key. It’s about creating a supportive community that appreciates the music. That kind of support is priceless and goes a long way in making dreams a reality.

Do you ever worry about people taking things the wrong way or cancel culture? Discuss..

Oh, cancel culture? Yeah, that’s a wild ride. Honestly, I think it’s ridiculous. We’re all entitled to our opinions, right? I once got “canceled” for singing about Jesus on a Lil Nas track. Like, what? But guess what, it got me more followers! So, if you’re feeling adventurous, maybe try getting canceled on purpose? Haha. Just don’t be too sensitive – the internet can be a mean place. Cry a little, laugh a lot, and keep doing your thing. 🎤✌️

Are you into any conspiracy theories? 

That’s for another interview.. Cause we can go there if yall wanna go there haha. 

What was the worst experience on stage? 

The music decided to take an unexpected break, just like a surprise intermission. But you know what? I rolled with it, kept the vibes flowing, and my awesome fans turned it into a spontaneous sing-along session. It was like a live remix, unplanned but totally cool. The show must go on, right?

Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about? 

  I can cry like a baby probably too well and I can kinda laugh like Spongebob.

What makes you stand out as an artist?

I think what sets me apart is just keeping it real. I’m all about bringing those Atlanta vibes to Nashville, mixing the flavors and creating something fresh. It’s not just about the beats or the lyrics – it’s about connecting with people on a personal level. I pour my heart and soul into my music, and I think that authenticity shines through. Plus, I’m always pushing myself to try new things, experiment with sounds, and keep evolving. I guess you could say I’m like a musical chameleon, adapting and grooving my way through the scene. It’s not about fitting in; it’s about standing out in my own way

I hear you have new music. What can you tell us about it?

I’m really excited about this new track coming out called Gin & Toxic—it’s a fusion of pop, hip-hop, and house vibes, but with a smooth twist. I wanted to create something that captures those chill, laid-back moments while keeping the dance energy. 

What is the recording process like? 

Usually I will go in and we will have an idea already or even do a Co-Write over the phone. I record in Atlanta. We start with a demo, usually with the writing process. Then I’ll go back to cut vocals. Sometimes I will record it on the first take but most of the time we cutting line by line to get the best sound we can. My team is great about pushing me to make sure I give it all I got. 

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes? 

Once I write a lyric, if it sticks with me I get set on it. So when my team suggests something different (that is usually better or equally as good) it’s really hard for me to let go. All my lyrics are usually deeper than what meets the surface. 

Would you change anything now that it is finished?

We have reviewed and worked on this song so much. I honestly love it. 

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world? 

First off, big love for tuning in and supporting my music journey! 🎶 There’s something special about the connection we share through music, and I’m so grateful for that. I just want to say, each track I create carries layers of emotion and multiple meanings. I hope my music becomes a soundtrack to your moments, resonating in ways that are personal to you. 🌟 Let’s keep this musical journey going strong! Join me on social media @thekpz for behind-the-scenes fun, exclusive content, and a chance to connect even more. Can’t wait to share more beats and stories with you all. 

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