Born and raised in London, of Algerian Sudanese and Turkish descent, Kehina is truly a child of the world. She uses these influences to break though musical boarders to define new ones on her own terms.
Her latest release 'You know' already introduces you to her free flowing words and melodies. Next she pours out all the feels of her past 3 years in 'All over again" out now now on all platforms! Laying her young soul bare but with completely relatable lyrics and a low-key bouncy rhythm.
A Personal Message From Kehina...
"When I wrote this song i couldn't get this image out of my head, it's how this song sounded, how I envisioned it, how it burned, how it felt, you know that feeling when you step out of the airport in a hot city by the sea and the heat just hits you. Like a wall of heat and the air feels heavy. I don't know what it means but it just makes everything feel different. All my anxieties just melt away in that heat. That different energy from the peace you feel knowing you got nowhere to be and how I spend every moment of the day looking for that peace so I can feel it all over again".
From my mind to yours x
Hi Kehina, how have you been doing?
I’m well thanks, healthy thank god.
When did you first become interested in music, what is the story behind this?
Music was always playing, I remember my life through music. All my earliest memories are attached to songs. it was always just something I felt compelled to do. It was never really choice it was just something I always did and was a natural path for me.
How would you describe your sound?
My sound changes all the time, but I would place myself as alternative RnB adjacent. I really want to take all the sonic influences around me and develop something fresh. At the moment I feel like my sound would be good supporting Jaden or frank Ocean live.
You’ve just released your latest single ‘All Over Again’ what was the inspiration behind this?
When I was younger, I would go on holiday with my family. We would land in a hot country and as soon as I step foot outside of the airport, free of the air con, a wall of heat would hit my senses. Ever since then I would associate this hazey feeling with a childlike wonder ready to explore a foreign land. Just brings me back to a moment where I’m just experiencing this heat and nothing else, all my previous anxieties from life melt away. With this song I tried to capture this feeling and how I spend my life seeking those subtle moments of peace again.
How do you take time off to charge your creative batteries?
I live in London so it’s always nice to take a break in some nature, well as close as I can get. I like skating to Hyde park, taking a book and some snacks to just chill until I’m fully recharged.
If you could collaborate with anyone who would it be?
Jaden! I feel like he’s not afraid to test himself lyrically and sonically. That’s what gives him such a unique sonic footprint, you can’t really place his music so easily in one genre. Because of this, I feel like the mix of our two sounds would create something really interesting.
What do you have planned for the rest of the year?
I’m currently working on my debut EP which will fully explore my sonic identity. I’m aiming to release it in January 2021, when I hope live music and life will be safe to experience again.