When the KingQueen band takes the stage, the crowd knows they’re in for a great time. Today Ina joins us to discuss their new single ‘Roller Coaster’, their inspirations what we can expect from them in the future! Make sure to check out our interview below:
We are happy to have you today. Tell us about your fall season so far! What have you guys been up to?
With the lockdown and everything, I’ve just focused on finishing up mixing songs that were recorded with the band before the lockdown that started in March. And of course, editing and releasing the music video for “Roller Coaster”
Can you share more with our readers about your latest release “Roller Coaster”? What inspired the single?
I write a lot in my car while driving. Melodies and words pop up and this one I started and finished writing on my way back to LA from a gig in Vegas. It was honestly a mix of emotions not towards one person but just to people in general. It’s not like I wrote it as a breakup song to a singular person it was more of my thoughts on how some people just can’t be clear but will hit you up whenever they feel like or when they are drunk haha. I guess we all have been in that situation so it’s a tribute to us all that have felt a bit used and not given the attention we actually deserve. Or the answers we needed in the moment. So yeah it’s about heartbreak but not like a deep and sad kind of heartbreak, more like “ehhhh this sucks and you’re messing with my mind” kind of thing.
How did the band first get started?
Wow. So KQ have had so many different band members throughout the years. But the band itself started in 2011 after I left a record deal with Universal as a pop solo artist. I was craving the pop punk rock I was born to perform. So I became independent and have followed my heart ever since.
How did you all decide on the band name KingQueen?
KingQueen actually was my solo artist name and nick name. After a long night out with my drag queens I was named KingQueen and I kept it and performed under it and I love it and I love what it represents and it’s truly me and the sound of the craft we perform.
How would you describe your sound to someone who just listened to your music for the first time?
Energetic, powerful, in your face and inviting at the same time. It’s a mix of the past and the future.
How has these past few months of quarantine affected you all creatively?
Creatively it’s actually been a blessing. I’m obviously not happy about this pandemic and I miss performing live sooooo much! But it’s given me the time I’ve begged for these past years to just sit down and tune into the mixing and production part. Truly work through the songs. And I love it. Now we have tons of music coming out that I’m truly proud of since I got to work through it with no distractions.
What advice do you have for anyone interested in starting their own band?
Do it. It’s not easy! It’s a relationship, learn when to let go and when to give. Some people will stay some people with go and that’s the heartbreak of music and bands but don’t worry, those who are meant to go all the way will be there. And don’t take it all personally! Keep doing you. Keep going!
How do you get pumped up before a big event?
Ohhhh man. It’s like so exciting I get so nervous and excited at the same time it’s like a ball of energy so honestly, I do nothing all day I’m lame. I am quiet and I just prepare mentally and then as soon as my feet touch the stage it’s like lighting comes through my body and it’s showtime. It’s where I feel like life happens. Life is that stage, the people, the band, the music and the lights. I love it!
Biggest lesson learned in your career so far?
There are so many. But I think the most important one is to let go of all the noise. The times I didn’t quite enjoy the stage as much was when I knew someone from the industry that was important was watching and I regret that! I let it cloud myself and it kind of ruined my moment of fun because I was thinking to impress rather than just do what I always do. So I think that’s a big lesson because it’s important to connect and enjoy and do your thing every time. Industry people are just people and opinions. In the end of the day what matters is how you feel about yourself.
Are you currently working on any special projects?
Yesssss!! Releasing a single every 2 months, both with the band KingQueen and solo as Ina Of KingQueen. I do solo stuff for different genres or song I don’t think fit to perform with the band and then collaborate with other artists too. The next one is “Bad Kids” with She and Bandits and Blake English. Super excited for you all to hear!
Thank you for speaking with us! For our final question, is there anything else you would like to add?
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For a DJ and music producer whose reputation precedes him, New Beat Order has made the creation of universally accessible and unique electronic dance music his favorite stomping ground. I will be honest with you, for a long time since the eras of phenoms like Avicii, Tiȅsto, Marshemello, Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, kygo and many others, I didn’t feel like the emerging crop were making the sound quite like their predecessors and never thought I would hold someone in the same regard as these legends but after being introduced to one production virtuoso New Beat Order, I am happy I’ve been proved wrong; this Spanish sound innovator represents the future of this music that has continued to set the club scene on literal fire; just imagine how boring those late night parties would be without EDM music, unimaginably painful right!
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Blending the traditional elements of reggaeton with the futuristic electronic dance components, the 3-piece gives “Tu Ritmo” a spectacular uniqueness that makes it stand out! Without me telling you, I know you already feel that it is physically impossible to listen to this track without moving your body; the marriage between reggaeton, a quintessential dance-inspired style, and the vivacity of EDM is just breathtaking; – 30 seconds into this track and I was dancing uncontrollably!
It is just fascinating how addicting this tune can be; I can still feel it playing in the back of my head as I write this. The glorious female vocals that lusciously slink through the tremendous beats give it an undeniable splendor that you simply cannot get enough of- you just have to listen to it over and over again; I can confirm that it doesn’t hurt, not even a bit!
It is with much joy and a full heart full of adulation for this Spanish star that I present to you “Tu Ritmo”; abandon everything you are doing, click the attached link, ensure the volume is at its maximum and lose your body and mind to “Tu Ritmo!”
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Gibrilville has made it his sole mission to unite the African continent through his music and I’m proud to report that all his hard work, sacrifice & suffering, careful consistency and brilliant bravery have been paying off.
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By detailing his journey which was marred by difficulties, “Long Way” is somewhat supposed to help a listener stop focusing on their deficiencies and start embracing their lavish talents, luminous strengths, and breathtaking powers!
Mark the 21st on your calendar and set a reminder because this is a captivating track you don’t want to miss. Follow Gibrilville everywhere so as to receive real-time updates on this and his future endeavors!
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Zachary James is a 2022 Grammy-award winner, TV actor and internationally acclaimed opera singer. As one who has had many accolades to his name, James is well set to continue making an impact in his various capacities as he continues astonishing the creative art and music world with his limitless abilities. James’, music is conceptually different and takes leads from some of his biggest musical inspirations; taking the lessons and transforming that knowledge into a world of his own making!
Mark 7th December on your calendars because Zachary James will be unleashing musical greatness as you have never experienced. In what I would perhaps say is one of his best collections released in as far as creativity and versatility are involved, “INTERGALACTIC” is brimming with music to take you to another space, and guessing from that cover art; this is music from another planet and we are just lucky he decided to share it here on earth!
A 16-track album with some of the best features, James admits that he wanted to challenge himself out of his genre and the result is something spectacular as this that is going to be critically acclaimed once it drops.
I set my ears for a few listens and I was intrigued at such perceptive musicality as one displayed here; the manner in which he taps into timeless sounds is impeccable to say the least. Talk about the warm and snuggly vocals. The abundance in melodies as he utilizes a plethora of modern and traditional instruments and the pure grace with which every track is delivered.
“FAKE LOVE” has those aesthetic keyboard melodies and is complemented by his raw, velvety and arresting vocals. ‘THE 90S” is nostalgic and will take you back in time as the melodies transport you to a specific memory of your choosing in the 1990s!
There is a cinematic quality in “HUNG UP” and I loved the emotional relatability in a track like “CRY” featuring Philip Isah who hits the keyboard with such theatrics and flamboyance.
I could go on and on but even I feel like I will be taking away the magnificence that is “INTERGALACTIC.”
To be in time for the official drop of this masterpiece; follow Zachary James everywhere and don’t let him slip off of your raadar even for a second!
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