Kalin White is a 21-year-old, California based R&B and Pop singer and songwriter. Kalin recently released his debut single Twisted, which debuted at #4 on the pop charts and Fader exclusively premiered the accompanying visuals. Whit
MADE sat down with Kalin on his rise in the music industry. Read his thoughts on his passion and his vision for his craft.
MADE: Can you give us background on where your passion in music began?
KW: I didn’t grow up wanting to be in the music industry. Actually, before music, I had dreams of being in the NBA. That’s what it was all about for me as a kid. But I fell in love with music about 4 to 5 years ago.
MADE: Who are your sources of inspiration or influences? Explain their role/impact towards your life.
MADE: What do you want to accomplish as the years progress throughout your music career?
MADE: What are some challenges you face as an artist? How do you work to overcome those challenges?
KW: Since I am an independent artist right now, there are a lot of challenges that I do face. As of right now, money is the biggest one. Without supporting finances its hard to really find people who believe in your visions as an artist, in marketing, touring, and funding projects. Other than having faith, a couple of other things I utilize to overcome the challenges include my speakers, work space, and ProTools on my computer that allows me to practice, write and record to beats by myself. I’ve also worked with a lot of my connections and friends that I’ve genuinely have made over the years being in this industry. (Real quick, thank you to those people.. you know who you are.)
MADE: In your opinion, what are four major elements aspiring artists must have as they pursue their passion?
MADE: Reflect on one experience that has changed your outlook in the music industry. How has that impacted your career?