Kiana V announces her new 5-track EP Dazed and shares the title single. The Filipina singer/songwriter has already made a name for herself in her native Philippines and is poised to bring her R&B/Soul sound to the rest of the world. Music has always been a permeating force in Kiana’s life. Her father, Gary Valenciano, is one of the Philippines’ most prolific musicians with a nearly four-decade spanning career.
2016 ushered in the Kiana we see now – a fully-formed, independent woman of color not afraid to use her voice – beginning with her debut single Circles. Her latest track, Safe Place was released via Tarsier Records and 88Rising. It gained recognition from Grammy.com who named her an artist pushing Filipino music to the forefront.
Now splitting her time between Los Angeles and Manila, Kiana still holds close to her roots. Her father continues to be a source of inspiration in her career, and her go-to photographer DJ Magbanua has been a friend since grade school. Jesse Barrera, co-producer of the Dazed EP, is a Filipino-American who’s worked with other Filipino musicians including: Jeff Bernat, AJ Rafael, and Jeremy Passion. These are the people who know and understand Kiana best and who have seamlessly been able to tell the “Dazed” story.
The EP’s title track is a contemplative number about being overwhelmed by your inner thoughts. “This song is a moment of quiet introspection…A personal exchange between negative and positive self-talk in an attempt to find inner healing” Kiana shares. Her feather light voice dances over a luxurious yet wispy synth soundscape that slowly builds over the track’s four minute run-time until it reaches a climax of crushing emotionality with Kiana proclaiming, “Set me free.” Kiana V’s Dazed single is out now and the accompanying movement visual premieres on Youtube on July 16th.
Cover Photo Credit: Kiana V Official Facebook
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