Fresh Finds: Kayce Laine
Co-Founder of Gold Sky Music Production Company, Kayce Laine brings something to the table that is very unique, especially for a resident of Nashville, Tennessee. Not only is she healing with music, but she also heals with crystals and sounds. Her music is young and described as “metaphysical.” Her latest song, WIDE AWAKE, is like Madonna meets witch craft. You can listen to this song by clicking this link and it will take you directly to her Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/track/3CVSC8EPDrB2c8aP37kuRr?si=INH4NNLSTX6xF8wsdTSAjA It’s eclectic and focuses on the instrumentation and the overall sounds presented to you. It is what other indie-pop artists aspire to create. Check out her website here http://kaycelaine.com to see the amazing work she has been doing. Provide a background of yourself as an artist and what has changed in the past year?
”I was born on the east coast of Virginia where I begin playing music with my father who is a professional musician at a young age. Once I graduated from college, I moved to Brooklyn where I worked as a full-time musician playing in a number of bands and teaching private lessons. In 2016, I left New York to move to Nashville, where I’m currently based, after falling in love with my producer, Tim Brennan. He and I have been working on my music as well as other artists’ music through our production company Gold Sky Music. The record I’m currently releasing, Wake Up Dreamer (Fall, 2022) has been in the works for the past few years. Within this past year, we’ve finished the record (*finally!*), and I’ve been releasing singles for the first time since 2017!“
Where are you based out of?
“I’m currently based in Nashville!”
What are you planning on releasing this year?
“So far I’ve released 2 singles, Another Side (2.3.22), Memory (3.17.22) and the newest one, Wide Awake (5.19.22). I am still planning to release a few more singles before the final 8-track record, Wake Up, Dreamer, will be out in October.”
Have you been co-writing with other writers?
“Yes! In addition to writing with my partner in life and love, I’ve also been writing with a handful of other Nashville and LA-based artists including Lila McCann, Morgan Kiley (who is gearing up to release a record that Tim and I wrote/produced with her) and Bekx”
What was the process for writing and releasing “Wide Awake"? Why indie-pop music?
“I’ve always been a pop music fan (from Spice Girls to Britney) and when I first started writing, that’s what came out! The first music I released (my Lucid EP in 2014) was all written and self-produced and very 4-on-the-floor dancey. Once I started working with Tim, he helped me to refine my sound and move into the indie realm a bit more. Wide Awake was actually one of the first songs we wrote for this new record and the vibe of the track really set the tone for how we wanted the rest of the record to sound.”
Where have you been playing live music and planning to play this upcoming month?
“I haven’t been performing live as much these days as I’ve been focusing most of my energy on writing and getting this record out. However, I have been doing a lot of events around town with my sound healing. In 2021 I became a Certified Sound Healer and have been so fortunate to be able to do this work full-time in the Nashville community. I generally do one public sound bath per month so definitely keep an eye on my Instagram page for details if you’re curious about sound meditations!”
What do you like most about your music career?
“What I most like about my music career these days is the fact that I have a lot of peace around it. As opposed to my relationship with my music in my 20s, I am not putting a ton of pressure on it, which has allowed me to enjoy the process of releasing this new music so much more. Of course, I want people to hear it, but I’m not placing my entire value as a human on the response I receive from it - which is how I felt about it for many years! I am very much focused on how happy I am to have new art out in the world that I’m really proud of.”
Why did you choose a career in the music industry? What are your long term goals?
“I’m not sure that I ever specifically chose a career in music, it was such a part of my world from a young age and I honestly never considered anything else! That said, my long term goals are to continue going with the flow with my music and the music that Tim and I are creating for other artists as well. I hope to continue to grow my sound healing business and ultimately get regular opportunities to perform healing sessions for artists and crew at music festivals, venues and studios.”
What is one song that would describe the soundtrack of your life?
“Hoppipolla by Sigur Ros.”