Five Questions With Kaisha Lee

On February 6, Kaisha Lee released her new single, “My Love Is Rare”. The single is a soul ballad in which she had a hand in producing.

My Love is Rare is a story of a woman giving her all to a man who craves her all but doesn’t appreciate or reciprocate it. He is too busy esteeming his own social crown and only pays attention to her when he is mad or jealous of any attention she receives from her own works. This song is a bold and delicate picture of a woman owning her power, knowing what she gives, who she is and making it known that she deserves better.”

Check out the single below and find out more about Kaisha Lee in our newest segment of Five Questions With.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Hi, my name is Kaisha, I am a singer, songwriter, music educator, and performer. My journey has brought me under various training umbrellas such as jazz school; York University and McGill. Gospel “school” I was placed at the piano in church at 15 and forced to learn to play by ear. Great asset to my life moving forward. I also sang in various choirs and toured professionally with a classical chorale. That audition for that chorale brought me to the school of classical voice. Altho I grew up on reggae and soul music via my parents I threw my self into the depth of reggae “school” when I decided to disappear to Jamaica for a year. The last 3 years I was working with a corporate band in Montréal singing top 40 music and dancing non stop alongside some great musicians. My spirit is married to music. It is happy living a life of exploring all sides of it. It is the most satisfying journey because I am constantly learning. May it never end. I can only now hope that my steps and strides resonate with others and make them feel less lonely, give hope and happiness.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

Sade said she only writes when she has something to say. I resonate with that statement. As I grow I let the music take me where it wants to be. I could list my favorites they would definitely include Marcia Griffiths, Whitney Houston, Mary J Blige, Sarah Vaughan, Jill Scott, Jah 9…. hmm I could continue but to digress to a real definition of my sound? Well… Soul music people say I have that Jazz reggae style. Reggae music people say I have that Jazz RnB style about me and Jazz people say I have that soul. Lol. You decide. I’m just going to keep being me.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

Yes, February 20th I will continue the release party in Montréal at La Vitrola. Spoken word by Deanna Smith and I am so happy Duke Eatmon is hosting. I also have some private corporate events and projects surrounding the live shows.

When people come to my show I want them to feel happy, free to express themselves and let go of stress. I try to plan my set accordingly. Lately, I realize that’s the most important thing in life. Letting go of stress in a healthy way.

If someone hasn’t seen my live performance, I would explain it as deep emotional freedom.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

Well after you have heard my new single “My Love is Rare” and felt empowered by the strength of knowing what you deserve. I say pick up my reggae album “I Heart #Reggae” and listen to “Look Clear in I” look clear in I, then I can fly off the ground. Boom.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

Melanie Fiona, Drake and Tory Lanez!

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