“Music is a world within itself,
with a language we all understand.”
Kiña del Mar makes dope music. Her sound currently resides in the groovy space where soul, hip-hop, and pop collide. This is most evident on her latest project, Indigo Island. Indigo Island is a concept album, with several songs chronicling the rise and eventual demise of a romantic relationship. Yet it doesn't limit itself to the topic of romance. Instead the second half of the album explores the emotions and experiences that follow a painful loss. The end of the relationship becomes the beginning of an inward journey, and each song takes you further down that path.
Both modern and timeless, the music of Kiña del Mar draws upon the diverse musical traditions of her hometown, Memphis, TN, while enveloping a host of other artistic influences. Her sound has been compared to that of Prince, Sade, Michael Jackson, and Lauryn Hill. Indeed, elements of each of these legendary artists are present in the music of Kiña del Mar, but she never seeks to imitate. The end result is an ambitious array of music that establishes Kiña del Mar as a refreshing addition to the musical landscape.