Under the pseudonym KIN, Filipino-American artist Nicole Bonsol creates electropop for deep feelers — intimate lyrics and a voice that aims straight for the heart.
Born in Morocco and raised in Canada, Malawi, and Kazakhstan before moving to the San Francisco Bay, KIN embraces her eclectic upbringing through her music.
“I have so many influences and creative passions…" she says. "I love the bravado and lyrical density of hip-hop. I love the earthiness of folk. I love losing myself in all the weird electro textures of Björk’s music. And I love how a choir singing a cappella can make me feel close to God. I used to think I had a problem with commitment, but now I embrace it and use it all.”
Her latest release, Be a Little Lonely, weaves unexpected electro textures with an effortless vocal and lo-fi beats to create a bittersweet breakup anthem about ultimately choosing self-love.