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Interview: My Name Is Kay

A few months ago, I decided to embark on a search to find the vocalist in charge of spewing her beautiful voice all over my favorite records. The search began when listening to “No Problem” by Diplo. The second I heard it I screamed: “Oh my God! That’s the same girl from Tiësto and Cobra Starship’s song! I have got to find out who she is!” The search was a success, needless to say.

Kay Bouitilier, a dazzling young lady from Canada singing her soulful pop and spitting her wicked rhymes, completely won me over when I listened to her self titled EP “My Name Is Kay”. Want to shake your booty, hear a good hearty vocalist and bob your head to some Hip-Hop flows? Then, “My Name Is Kay” is the girl for you! I got the chance to have a chat with her and learned what makes her tick and where she gets her fashion sense. So, if I were you, I’d stick around! Take some notes.

For the readers who aren’t familiar with you, who is My Name Is Kay?

My Name Is Kay is a lady from the east coast of Canada who loves pop music and chartreuse.

What inspires you as an artist? What influenced your decision to pursue a career in the music business?

I’ve known since I was 5 years old that this was my destiny. I have never had any other plans. Music is one of my most important relationships. I would never give up on someone or something I love, it’s weird. I’m not saying that there are not going to be let-downs and tough days because I have had plenty, but I think the fear of being “ordinary” sets in and I find a way to push through.

A lot of our readers are not only fans of your music, but fans of your style as well. Are you part of any endorsements or have a fashion line in the works?

Well, that’s awesome! I am in love with fashion. I think it has to be my second favorite thing. I am really blessed to have some good friends in the fashion business. I kind of live vicariously through them. My two best friends are the creators of Joy Rich and Laina Rauma. Check them out.

What 5 songs do you have on your playlist right now?

Actually, I’m listening to Justin Bieber’s new album. The entire thing is brilliant!

Upon doing my research, I see that you have done work with artists such as Cobra Starship, Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Diplo, Datsik, etc. With that said if you could choose you top 3 artists that you would love to get the chance to collaborate with, who would they be?

My top 3 artists I have yet to work with that I would love the opportunity to would have to be Drake, Maroon 5, and Dolly Parton. I love them!

So, what is next for [My Name Is] Kay? What should we be looking out for from you? Albums, performances, tours, etc.?

I am about to start releasing a lot more free music. A couple more music videos to watch out for and then right back on tour in September.

So far in your career, what has been the most memorable moment for you?

The most memorable moments for me are meeting people like Busta Rhymes and Drake and realizing that they are not only human, but they are some of the nicest people that I have ever met. It proves that being a good person is extremely important. The biggest stars are typically the nicest.

Okay, so upon hearing of our publication “GrungeCake” what were your first thoughts?

Honestly, I thought: GrungeCake, is that edible?

Ha! Since we’re on the topic of sweet edible things… What’s your favorite?

My favorite would have to be yellow birthday cake with boiled icing. UMP!

I really appreciate you giving us a chance to talk to you. Are there any last words you would like to leave with the GrungeCakers? The floor is yours.

I love you.

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Written by Manny King John

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