Friday 25 May 2018

Artist Focus - Kirine


dnldr producer Oncle Gilbert has worked with Kirine on a number of occasions, this post highlights a track recently sung by Kirine. Original track '4th of July' by Mark N Hopgood and Rachel M Starr.

dnldr: What makes you tick?
Kirine: I'm a linguist by my head, singer by my heart

dnldr: Where are you from?
Kirine: I was born in the early 80s, in Romania. I currently live in Germany.

dnldr: You translated and sand La fin de la nuit, do you have any other talents?
Kirine: I speak six languages (Romanian, English, German, Italian, French and Spanish) and I even have a BA in translating and interpreting for the first three. Over the years, I've worked as an interpreter, workshop organizer and preschool teacher.

dnldr: Wow, do you find translating easy?
Kirine: Learning foreign languages has always come easy to me. In addition I have an ear for singing in tongues, whichever they may be; I have even sung in Finnish, Japanese, Afrikaans and African, although I don't speak them, as well as various fantasy languages.

dnldr: What about music, when did you learn to sing?
Kirine: Music and singing have been in my heart for as long as I know. They slowly turned from a hobby into my profession when their voices became too loud for me to ignore anymore. And they were singing in harmony, in all the languages I know... and many others!

dnldr: How did you start professionally?
Kirine: I started singing officially on the Bandhub musician collaboration platform, with people from all around the world (that is where I also met my husband, who is often my instrumentalist). In 2015 I was recommended the Fiverr freelancer platform, which has enabled me to turn music into a profession and really develop as an artist. And this is an ongoing process.

I sing a lot of educational children songs and work with many language schools, translating and tweaking lyrics, a talent that I discovered I also have. However, my soft and often cute vocals go well with a lot of music styles and thus I've lent them to steampunk songs, electronic pop, EDM, affirmation songs, lots of ballads and even to musicals. Again, in all the languages I speak and also others. The list just goes on.

dnldr: Where do you record?
Kirine: I'm recording from my little home studio, and sometimes composing and arranging whole songs, together with my husband. 

dnldr: What are your favourite tracks on dnldr?
Kirine: I love La fin de la nuit, but my all time favourite is You Help Me Show My Love - it's usually on my playlist at home.

dnldr: Where can we find out more about your work?

dnldr: Thank you Kirine, we look forward to hearing more of your wonderful voice, soon.

You Help Me Show My Love will be released in 2018 as part of Mairk's album Fairlights and Fantasies.

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