Track: With or Without You
Tell us about yourself: My name is Kiana, and I’m from North York, Toronto. I’ve lived in Toronto since I was 5 and I can’t see myself living anywhere else. Living in this city has given me an even stronger passion for music as the energy here is so real and unique and there’s talented people everywhere you go. My family is Iranian, and although it’s an incredible country, I don’t think I’d have the same appreciation for the arts if I had grown up there. My sound is R&B, Soul, and Hip Hop. I get the most inspiration from my city. Especially at night when I’m driving, theres a special feeling within that. It’s a feeling of belonging and safety. It makes you feel proud to be from Toronto and makes you want to represent the city in the best possible way. Everyone in the city is also incredibly supportive and pushes you to your full potential. Theres rarely any greed or jealousy, at the end of the day, we’re all representing the same city. Aside from that, I get inspiration from the people I’m around. I’m a big listener and I study people. I think I’ve become a genius at figuring people and their intentions out, and it just gives me more to write about.