Canadian R&B-inspired guitarist and singer-songwriter, Kiana is releasing her new single â€œJust Friendsâ€ (featuring Mikey Bloom) on November 12, 2021. The single â€œJust Friendsâ€ is coming out just ahead of her â€œPhasesâ€ concept album (expected to be released on November 26th).
Kiana is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter and musician hailing from Toronto, Canada. With a contemporary R&B/pop style, she combines jazz and rock feel on the guitar with soft sweet-sounding vocals. She also writes, arranges and produces all her own music as well as working in collaboration with Trust Chen Pow at Pow Productions.
Kiana is also a professionally trained guitarist and recently completed her Jazz Bachelorâ€™s degree in guitar. As well as guitar, Kiana also plays piano, bass, ukulele, drums as well as being a talented singer with an impressive vocal range. She describes herself as someone who plays jazz but makes it sound like pop.
The debut single â€œJust Friendsâ€ will kick off the album with a chill but powerful bang. The beat is inspired by R&B but it can be favorably compared to the work of multi-instrumentalist Yvette Young and Melanie Faye. â€œJust Friendsâ€ is Kianaâ€™s personal favorite on the â€œPhasesâ€ album. She says she came up with this song with a simple melody that was in her head late one night.
She picked up guitar and the song just kind of wrote itself. Instrumentally, itâ€™s far less complicated from some of her earlier work but the lyrics mean a lot. The song is about two people yearning to be more than just friends where they both want a romantic relationship but are too scared to tell the other person how they really feel.
â€œJust Friendsâ€ and her upcoming new album â€œPhasesâ€ will be a combination of songs telling the story of the internal journey people experience during different stages of a romantic relationship and how feelings intensify and develop over time.
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