Kady Rain is unique, she’s organic, she’s ‘pure sunshine with a beat’ quickly turning all rainy days into summer love and happiness. With a new single dropping on August 18th, she’s quickly becoming the bright Sunday morning that you need so badly. A musician from an early age, she revealed how she got to her candy-colored, sugary self, when I caught up with her recently.
“I feel like it’s time to come clean about something.” She began. “ I loved Princess Lolly from Candyland so much when I was younger that I used to cheat every time I played, sorry to my sister, and I would put her in my hand. This is relevant because my look is half Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century and half Princess Lolly from Candyland.”
After beginning her adventure into musical virtuosity at 11, when her dad bought her the Beatle’s Yellow Submarine on VHS, she fell in love with the romance, the stories behind each song and a little bit with John Lennon – he was very cute, y’know?
“They are incredible story tellers, and the fact that they had movies that went along with their songs just blew my mind. I wanted to figure out what was behind the genius, the magic, so I set out to learn all of their songs.” The Texan popstar explained, before going on to advise “Listen to everything. You never know what will inspire you.”
Currently working on a full-length album together with Ben Bazzrea, she traded her crush on John Lennon for love with Ben as they endeavor to make their mark in the music world. With two of the planned ten songs complete, excitement is buzzing already over the sure-to-be ebullient track list as they mark Austin Pride on their calendar as the day to premier their latest single, the duo’s first endeavor with an Australian producer.
“When Ben and I first started working together, we weren’t working on an EP or a project or anything really, we were just writing songs on his front porch,” she explains of the partnership.
“He is my rock, my biggest supporter. He is the one who gets me up in the morning and gets me working even if I’m not feeling my best that day. Ben is the reason that this dream has come to life for me and I will never be able to thank him enough. It takes dedication to do this, and Ben is unwavering. I love him for it and I eagerly look forward to making music with him until we’re knobby kneed and grey.”
Just out of releasing ‘All I Ever Wanted’ with Ben, and already keeping busy with two new projects, Kady’s learnt a lot about the process. “Making a song come to life is hard!” she confides, “It is not the process that everyone thinks it is. It takes a lot of work, editing, and more work at each of the various stages of a song’s lifecycle. I would never have been able to do this by myself, and I learned to rely on and trust other people with my vision.”
A childhood music-lover herself now living her dream, she implores all little girls and boys serenading passing cars to “Keep doing it, and don’t listen to the people that tell you that you’re weird or that you can’t do something. Because you can, and you can change the world. Tell your story, be yourself, and love yourself for who you are. Everything else is just extra. You aren’t weird, you are amazing.”
“I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, never let anyone dull your sparkle, babe!” she signs off, ever buoyant above the waves of negativity.
Photo credit: ashphotopix
Author: Megan Matthews