Teen Indie Artist Livvy K’s Music is Beyond Her Years

Livvy K


Livvy K pairs catchy pop beats with a vocal performance beyond her years.
Livvy K is a diverse new artist who also models and dances alongside her career as a songwriter and singer.

Having released her debut EP in 2018, Livvy K has since enjoyed plays on BBC Introducing. Livvy K also teamed up with MIND and Men Unite, two mental health charities in the UK to release her previous single ‘Broken’ which was written to raise awareness about mental health.

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MT: Hello Livvy. Can you tell us who are some of your musical influences? When did you know music was your calling and when did you figure out why you needed to pursue music as your career?

Livvy: Some major influences of mine are people such as Lady Gaga, Ava Max, Jessie J, Brandy and Becky Hill. These artists influence me the most because of how they show their passion, and love for music through their songs and each of these artists stay true to themselves and the art that moves them, that is really important to me as an artist. Ive always been a creative and artistic person but I figured out music was my calling about two years ago when I went into the studio to record my first song and film my first music video. I just fell in love with it all, and I havent stopped since. Its definitely what I was brought here to do.

Teen Indie Artist Livvy K’s Music is Beyond Her Years

MT: How long have you been singing and performing for?

Livvy: Ive been singing since I can remember, music always moved me wether it was through dance or singing. But only in the past two years have I started concentrating on it as a career. So Ive only really been performing for about 2 years!

 

MT: Who do you enjoy listening to as a fan?

Livvy: I enjoy a lot of different styles of music. My favourite rapper is Joyner Lucas, I love pop artists like Becky Hill and Jessie J, I think H.E.R and Roddy Rich are really cool and also sometimes listen to soul music by The Walls Group, it all moves me in such different ways and thats what I love about music.

 

MT: When was your very first recording and release?

Livvy: I released my first EP when I was 16 years old, on February the 2nd 2018. Such a special day for me, I will never forgot it!

 

MT: You recently released your single Way I Do. Can you explain how/who this was written with and more about the meaning of the song and how it ties into your music goals?

Livvy: My newest single “Way I Do” was written in Colorado USA with two very close friends of mine, Soli Ridge and John Gillette, both of whom are incredible writers and creatives that I love to work with! We all came together to write this song as it talks about something quite a lot of us deal with or have dealt with before, and that’s catching feelings for the wrong person. Love is great but it can be difficult sometimes and I wanted to express the thoughts and feeling I was going through at the time and make it into something that people can relate to and listen to, as a way of forgetting about the negatives and embracing the music and having a good time!

 

MT: How old are you and when did you write your first song?

Livvy: I am currently 18 years young. When I first started my journey into the music industry, I spent a lot of time with writers in the USA, learning how to write and express my thoughts and put it into a song. I worked together with these great writers to create my first EP and am lucky enough to still work with such a great team of creatives that I continue to learn from and grow with everyday! I only recently wrote a whole song myself about 6 months ago which I can’t wait for everyone to hear.

 

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MT: Can you describe your current sound and has your sound changed since you wrote your first song?

Livvy: I would describe it as a Pop sound and melody with more vocals than typical pop. I like to play with vocal textures and colours and add a slight urban/dance vibe as-well! I like exploring and trying things outside of my comfort zone when it comes to my sound 100%, but I would say this is defo my current vibe and where I see myself staying for now.

 

MT: What has been your biggest challenge in your music career so far? How did you overcome that obstacle?

Livvy: Myself. We can often get in our own way and have doubts when it comes to achieving our dreams. Its scary and uncertain, but nothing worth having is easy. You have to believe in yourself and your ability to achieve your vision!!

 

MT: From what you have learned about your challenges in the music business, what advice would you like to give upcoming new artists?

Livvy: Be consistent and work hard! Hard work out weights talent, you have got to be willing to give it everything you have!

 

MT:   Besides singing, do you play any musical instruments? How long have you been playing them?

Livvy: I am currently learning the Piano, I started by teaching myself about 6 months ago, but am starting to get lessons soon! I absolutely LOVE it!

 

MT: Whats a typical day for you? Do you work on your music every day? What other activities or hobbies besides music do you like to do that your fans may like to know about?

Livvy: A typical day for me is WORK WORK WORK! I never stop, from dancing, gigs, recording, events, gym, travelling, photoshoots, painting, cooking and writing, everyday is go go go! And that is what I love about what I do, even though sometimes things get difficult to manage, my work is what I do for fun and I wouldnt change it for the world!

 

MT:  You have teamed up with MIND and Men United to raise awareness about mental health. What is your association with mental health and how important is it to you to spread the awareness?

Livvy: Its very important to me, I have just started touring around schools all over the UK to help raise awareness and talk about my personal experiences with my mental health. After struggling with depression and anxiety myself, I felt like people needed to know that they are not alone and that there is help out there! So far the response has been so heart warming, knowing that my music and my struggles can help and change peoples lives makes it all worth it. So I have recently released a single called “Broken” along with a mini documentary, both of which talk about my mental health story and a few other brave peoples stories. All the proceeds were donated to two very important charities which were Men Unite and MIND both of which support mental health. I will always try my best to use the platform Im given to help others, that is so important to me.

 

MT: Do you perform much? Do you have a favourite performance to date and why?

Livvy: I perform a lot, as much as I can really!! Oooo thats a very tough question, I have had so many fun ones, to name a few I would say BBC Highest Point Festival, Radio City Box on the Docks and CMXX in Las Vegas. I am so excited for the ones I have coming up this year too, there gonna be fab!

 

MT: Do you have any specific rituals or do anything specific before you head out on stage or even before you record your vocals in the studio?

Livvy: This is such a cool question. Theres quite a few, when recording I always have to have the lights either off or down low, it sets the vibe for me, and sometimes I take gem stones and crystals into the studio to help with my spirituality and mood depending on how I feel.

 

MT: Where can people see you perform next; are you planning on taking your music out to the fans?

Livvy: Ive got loads lined up for 2020! I always post up and coming performances on my social media so make sure to check out my instagram for updates! Thank you very much for taking the time to chat with me today, all the best!

Instagram – @whoislivvyk

 

MT: Thank you Livvy for the interview, have a great 2020!

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