Review Fix Exclusive: Kamryn Marie Talks ‘Baby Girl’ And More

Review Fix chats with singer/songwriter Kamryn Marie, who discusses her up and coming career and new single, “Baby Girl.”

Review Fix: How did you get involved in music?

Kamryn Marie: I started singing before I could talk. I grew up participating in as many musicals, choirs, and productions as possible. I was actually a part of an Honors Choir when I was in 5th grade, which was an amazing experience. I have always loved writing lyrics, but didn’t do much with them until late 2016 when I decided to truly put my words into songs. I had no intention on actually releasing my songs, but my producer Stephen Antonelli of Songbuilder Studios pushed me to and I don’t regret it at all. Once that first song “Together” was released, it was like I couldn’t stop creating and releasing music. 

Review Fix: What’s your creative process like?

Marie: Generally I will come to the studio with lyrics prepared, but only a vague idea for a melody. Stephen is very helpful with adding a melody and bringing the song to life. This song, “Baby Girl” is the first one that I wrote both the lyrics and melody for. It was, in fact, written in probably 10 minutes. The lyrics flooded out of me already in a melody and I was in utter shock. I made sure to record myself singing the lyrics so that when I brought it into the studio, we were ready to go.

Review Fix: What inspires you?

Marie: Other musicians inspired me to be true to myself and explore what my voice has to offer. When I started recording, I was shy, insecure about my voice, and unsure of what I was trying to accomplish. I was not as risky with my voice and didn’t hit those notes that I wanted to because I was nervous that it would not sound good. Today, I take a lot more risks and have a lot more confidence in myself and my music. I owe that to Stephen. I am also inspired by the hard times in my life. Many of my songs are written about things that I have personally experienced that may not be what others would write and sing about. I like to keep my music full of raw emotion that people can truly relate to on a deeper level.

Review Fix: What makes “Baby Girl” a special track?

Marie: As stated before, this is the first song that I wrote both the lyrics and melody for. It was also written after a realization that my father was reacting to my engagement with anger, when in reality he is just scared to let me go. I wanted this song to show my parents that while I am heading off to do my own thing, in my new life, with my new love, I won’t be far away and will always love them. The song is also releasing with a music video on the same day that was shot by the talented Josh and Kevin of J. Lockhart Media.

Review Fix: How would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard you?

Marie:  I try to convey as much emotion as possible in my music. I have been experimenting in a few different genres from pop to EDM to country. Some of my songs are more positive, upbeat and vibrant. Others were written about dark times in my life, and the music and lyrics truly show it. 

Review Fix: How are your live shows different from your studio work?

Marie: I am currently not performing shows, but I am considering it for the future. 

Review Fix: What are your goals for 2019?

Marie: There will be another album releasing later this year. Stephen and I have been working extremely hard on it and we are excited to share it with y’all.

Review Fix: What’s next?

Marie: More music, more lyrics, more releases, more music videos, possibly more than just recording. 

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