Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music?
Nope! I've always been singing and writing songs - I wrote some pretty interesting ones when I was a child haha! Each of my songs has its own inspiration that is typically drawn from my life, but there wasn't one specific event that triggered my love for songwriting.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
Hmm that's a good one! In all honesty, the amount of support that I've received is crazy to me!! A few of my songs have surpassed a million streams and I've been recognized by festivals like Dances with Films for my work, all of which is unbelievable. The hands-down craziest thing, though, is definitely the fact that I was shortlisted for 3 Grammys!!!
What has been the high point of your music path?
The high point is certainly continuously having the opportunity to connect with listeners and supporters through my music as well as hearing from people how my music has impacted them.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
I typically get ideas out of the blue—sometimes right before I have to leave the house—and jot it down in my notes app or take a quick voice recording. I then work on perfecting the lyrics with my amazing coach Robbie Rosen and work with a music producer to create the track. It can also happen backward: sometimes one of my producers sends me an instrumental to write lyrics for!
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
The music industry is not an easy place to break through as an artist. There are so many incredibly talented individuals that lack the recognition they deserve! I wish the music industry provided more opportunities for artists to get discovered :)
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
Conan Gray! He's an incredibly talented singer and songwriter who manages to make every song super relatable. I also got to see him on tour and he was a phenomenal performer!
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
I adore singing all of my songs 24/7, so for practicing I really just need to hone in on my technique and physical performance!
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
There hasn't been one song in particular that I've struggled to write, but Confused was definitely an emotional one since it put a lot of my feelings to words. Written in the midst of the pandemic's height, it truly expressed my emotions of isolation and the overwhelming nature of the world at the time. I wanted to make sure that I used the best possible lyrics to describe this!
What's coming up in the future?
I have a ton of super exciting music-related projects in the works. Expect some big announcements soon.
Tell us where fans can access your music.
Follow my Instagram to stay up to date!
Stream on Spotify
About Kacey Fifield
Kacey Fifield is an award-winning 17-year-old singer/ songwriter from Los Angeles who has been releasing original music since she was 10! This includes “Hear Me Out”, a song about youth empowerment and kindness, whose video was selected and awarded by multiple festivals, including indie festival “Dances with Films” in Hollywood.
Her latest releases include "Ghost", “Camouflage”, “Confused”, and "Last Breath", a duet with “American Idol” finalist and frequent collaborator Robbie Rosen. Kacey's releases have now achieved over 2.7 million streams across platforms.
Kacey participates regularly in humanitarian issues. This past spring, Kacey took part in Students of the Year, a fundraising campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, hoping to make a difference in finding a cure for cancer and is now continuing to work with them as an ambassador. Kacey is a part of FFAC (Factory Farming Awareness Coalition) and the Youth Leadership Council for Farm Sanctuary. She also leads a Children's Hospital Aid Club affiliated with St Jude's Hospital. She plays piano and guitar, but ultimately singing is her greatest passion.