Because I have very little shame, I will outright say I have an absolute girl crush on Kiirstin Marilyn. Not only is she stunningly beautiful, but her music makes me smile and I get to make her wedding flowers. Lucky me, right? If you haven’t heard of Kiirstin or her music, I highly suggest you check her out.
Kiirstin happily obliged when I asked if I could interview her for Freedom Friday. Here’s what she had to say!
TVS: Tell us a little about yourself
Kiirstin: About myself…hmmm…well…I find this to be the toughest question. I’m a pretty laid back, go-with-the-flow, type of person. I’m somewhere between a type-A and type-B personality. I’m not organized at all, but every once in a while when the mess gets too overwhelming, I go on a cleaning/organizing spree and reach my personal quota for the next 3 to 4 months. I really just want to get to the point where I can hire someone to organize everything for me.
TVS: As a singer, you have a very unique sound that, personally, reminds me of little tidbits of many different incredible, legendary artists wrapped into one while sounding completely eclectic and unique. How do you describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?
TVS: You’ve won RAW:NYC’s Musician of the Year, twice, and have toured both in the states as well as overseas. Do you have your sights set on something next, or do you just go with the flow and grow as an artist as opportunities present themselves?
TVS: What has been the greatest challenge as an artist, and what keeps you going?
The greatest challenge…well there are many challenges, but I think the greatest challenge is overcoming my self doubt. Almost everyday I’ll have at least one moment, if not several, of “what am I doing?” ”Am I doing it right?” “Am I doing it well?” “Should I be doing this?” And then I have to get through those moments and move forward with the next thing on the agenda. First and foremost my friends and family keep me going, my fiancée keeps me going, my fans keep me going, and people like you who stumble upon me or my music online and say, “I really like what you’re doing and I want to tell other people about you.” I couldn’t make it without the support of others. No one makes it alone in this business. Hell, no one makes it alone in life, but it’s intriguing to watch people try.