Kilo Kish Is Moody and Melodramatic, for Your Entertainment
Go backstage with the ‘Reflections of Real Time’ singer.
Kilo Kish cannot get out of her own head, and she’s allowing all of us to enter that sacred space of hers, too. In 2016 the singer released Reflections in Real Time, a sonic manifestation of her inner-most thoughts as a 20-something-year-old woman pondering the questions we’ve all asked ourselves at one point or another in our own lives. “Existential Crisis Hour!” is like a laundry list of all the worries that keep us up at night: “Are my goals necessary or do they just serve as a way to pass the time in an existence that began outside of my control?” “Can we all exist with our set of purposes for living?” “Will I ever be able to see myself the way others see me?”
On stage Kilo’s performance — performance art, actually — has her physically enthralled by her own stream of consciousness, surrendering her body to the will of her music and mood. It’s normal for her to find a new cut or bruise once she exits stage left. If that all sounds melodramatic, it’s supposed to. She is unraveling right before our own eyes in the most earnest (and admittedly, narcissistic, she tells us backstage of her tour with Vince Staples) of ways. Much like a soap opera, these are the days of Kilo’s life. Watch our interview with her above, and enjoy the show.
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