Oakland singer-songwriter Kin doesn’t care if you think she’s too boyish, too sensitive, or too political.
“I’ve lived my whole life terrified of being criticized. But there’s a kind of ecstasy to being shamelessly yourself. Fully-expressed. I’m hungry for that now. I think a lot of people are.”
Born in Morocco to nomadic Filipinos, Kin’s family moved to a different country every few years. “I was perpetually the new kid in school. As a shy kid it was painful to be that visible all the time. But writing, performing, and learning to be completely raw with an audience has helped me heal that.”
Kin delivers intimate indie pop with a haunting soprano. Her influences include Joni Mitchell; 90s alt-pop goddesses Alanis Morissette and Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries); the genre-busting French musician, Christine & The Queens; and feminist, immigrant artists like comedian Ali Wong and Jane the Virgin actress Gina Rodriguez.
Kin is currently writing and producing her debut EP.
FRI, May 11
THE MONKEY HOUSE
with Kofi Q