14 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

As evidenced by her cover here of Haddaway's "What Is Love," Canadian singer/songwriter Kiesza is a fiend for early-'90s club music. Combine that with refined dance production (à la Disclosure), and you've got Sound of a Woman, her sizzling debut. From the single "Hideaway" to "No Love," the album borrows from old-school staples like CeCe Peniston's "Finally"—but the time machine doesn't stop there: "Losin' My Mind" is sultry hip-hop à la En Vogue, and "Giant in My Heart" sounds like C+C Music Factory. But Kiesza slows things down, too, with slow jams like "Piano" and "Over Myself" spotlighting her powerhouse pipes. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

As evidenced by her cover here of Haddaway's "What Is Love," Canadian singer/songwriter Kiesza is a fiend for early-'90s club music. Combine that with refined dance production (à la Disclosure), and you've got Sound of a Woman, her sizzling debut. From the single "Hideaway" to "No Love," the album borrows from old-school staples like CeCe Peniston's "Finally"—but the time machine doesn't stop there: "Losin' My Mind" is sultry hip-hop à la En Vogue, and "Giant in My Heart" sounds like C+C Music Factory. But Kiesza slows things down, too, with slow jams like "Piano" and "Over Myself" spotlighting her powerhouse pipes. 

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About Kiesza

Canadian-born, Brooklyn-based pop singer Kiesza makes dance-oriented music that touches upon house music, modern EDM, and R&B. Born in Calgary, Kiesza participated in theater, ballet, and tap dancing before joining the Royal Canadian Navy at 17, where she was trained as a code breaker. At 18, Kiesza also competed in the Miss Universe Canada pageant before focusing on a music career. Leaving the Navy, she attended Berklee College of Music in Boston on a scholarship. After graduating, she relocated to New York City and began performing her folky singer/songwriter compositions. Eventually, Kiesza found herself drawn to dance music and began collaborating with producer Rami Samir Afuni. In 2014, she released the Hideaway EP. "Hideaway" itself topped the U.K. and Scottish singles charts upon its April release and received significant airplay in the U.S. when it was released that July. A few months later, Kiesza's full-length debut, Sound of a Woman, arrived, mixing her house-influenced pop with hip-hop-tinged tracks and featuring cameos by Mick Jenkins and Joey Bada$$. ~ Matt Collar

  • ORIGIN
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • BORN
    January 16, 1989

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