Happy Friday! It’s your girl NaeNae with #NaeNaeOnTheScene with another edition of ‘Meet The Artist’. I was first introduced of this 26-year-old artist out of Little Rock, Arkansas from one of my Instagram followers. From the moment I hit play off the ‘Alpha Centauri’ EP, I instantly became a fan. This artist goes by the name of JustKila. She was introduced to the art of music at an early age from her musical talented family members. Some of her artistic influences are Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Andre 3000, Chrisette Michele. JustKila advocates promoting positive vibes and creating a better world through love. Her personal favorite quote is “I make music for the Universe”. ‘The Constellations’ is what she calls her fans. JustKila wants her listeners know she cares more about the connection she can make with them through music than any wealth that could come from it.
When did you 1st start doing music?
I started writing music in middle school. I grew up around music, with my mom singing all the time and brother going through his phases of rapping. So, I knew I wouldn’t be far from it. Within the past 3 years, I’ve begun to focus more on my music while pursuing it as a profession.
Writing process? Do you write from personal experience or from other people’s experiences?
When I write, I tend to get inspired by the things around me. Inspiration could literally come from seeing the wings on a butterfly. It’s so easy for me to get inspired by life I sometimes bounce from idea to idea. I definitely write from experience, whether it is an element of an experience or a specific situation. My music is typically influenced by my personal experiences.
What’s the meaning behind the project, ‘Alpha Centauri’?
Alpha Centauri is a three-star system, which appears to shine as a single star. It’s considered the brightest star in the southern Constellation of centaurs but it’s the third brightest star in the sky. I see myself as that star system. You can’t miss me, It’s too bright. I incorporate high-pitched bells in my music to represent what I imagine a twinkling star would sound like.
If you weren’t doing music, what else would be interested in doing?
Honestly, if I weren’t pursuing music, as a musician, I would still be studying psychology and finding ways to incorporate music into psychology. I’ve done musical therapy in the past and it was actually a really cool experience.
Tell 3 interesting things you want the people to know about you?
I’m absolutely obsessed with space, lights and nature.
What’s your motto in life?
“Live, love, smile” cliché maybe but it’s real. There’s way too much hate being spread around. If we focus on these three things we could all come together like constellations and coexist in positivity.
JustKila is a talented artist on the rise with such a positive energy. Be sure check out her EP ‘Alpha Centauri’.
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The author NaeNae
In the heart of Indianapolis, Indiana, NaeNae can be seen around town capturing footage at local events and interviewing artists. She also owns a multimedia company, Chasing My Dreamz (animation, graphic design, photography, videography). Every Monday at 10am you can hear NaeNae on the 5 Rounds podcast, where she is also the content producer of the show.