Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
I think it was a very logical for me after my classical music background to start writing myself. I have played piano since I was 5 years old. In college I started to sing opera. So, when I moved here felt the urge to have more freedom as a performer and that urge made me also to start writing my own music.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
I would say still my biggest/craziest thing in my music career was purely out of luck it’s when Nelly picked me from the crowd to sing a song with him in front of thousands of people. It was so amazing to have an opportunity to sing on the same stage with him.
What has been the high point of your music path?
Right now, my high point is the song “CROWN” with Turkish/American singer CANSEL. This song went viral, and we are so happy with it.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
Unfortunately, I am so dependent on my inspiration, and always need to wait for it. And when it comes, I hurry to the studio and start creating with my co-writer and producer Andrew Lane.
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?
I think this is the perfect timing to be an Indie Artist, we have all the platforms/ possibilities to release songs on our own. We have all the chances to go viral. I just wish the industry would be more about the message and music itself rather than the amount of followers you have.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
Oh My God! I have goosebumps answering this question! I would love to share the stage with Alicia Keys, both of us playing piano and singing together. She is so mega talented to even be in her presence I feel like anyone will learn a lot.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
I just rehearse the program with my vocal coach and with my dancers. Preparing for the live show is my favorite part actually. Especially when the program is almost ready.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
HER STORY I was so emotional by the events that happen in 2020 so I wanted to share story of the victims of police brutality and while doing research I would go through so many heavy feelings and questions how something like this could happen in our time. Still hard for me to understand
What's coming up in the future?
I am working on a song “Potion” and also by the end of this year expect my EP to be out.
Tell us where fans can access your music.
Connect on Instagram
Stream on Spotify
Listen on Apple Music
About Kristina Messinov
Kristina Menissov began her career as a model in Los Angeles in 2017. Since starting Kristina became a cover model for VOGUE Mexico, Harpers BAZAAR Vietnam, GLAMOUR Bulgaria InSTYLE Moldova, ELLE Arabia and many more has worked with Fashion Houses as CARTIER, CHOPARD, BALMAIN, SAINT LORANT, ROBERTO CAVALLI, GIVENCHY, MICHAEL NGO, MICHAEL COSTELLO, and JOVANI DRESSES, Alersundi, VOGUE portugal published brand Karen Sabag Rever, and AREA, AFFFAIR.FFF by Rufat Ismayil, Mahrukh Akuly Jewelry, Ivan Young Official, Rita Vinieris, She has also graced the runway in LOS ANGELES FASHION WEEK and MIAMI SWIM WEEK last season walking for Nia Lynn Collection by Nicole Williams English not to mention starring in TYGA'S "IBIZA" music video, modeling for CHRIS APPLETON’S YouTube Channel, and appearing in MODEL'S TALK.
A former Italian trained Opera Singer, Kristina has parlayed her modeling career into a blossoming singing career. She recently signed with the famed music producer ANDREW LANE who is known for such superstars as THE BACKSTREET BOYS and IRENE CARA. Her first single, "TAKING OVER LA" was released last summer and the lyric video collaboration with VEVO got thousands of views (link attached earlier). Another hit single with Italian DJ Marzia Dorlando entitled "BREAKOUT" is breaking records in European Night Clubs her single with CANSEL “CROWN” in first months gained love in USA and Turkey. April 8th she released her single with Tamara Kumbula “HER STORY”. She also is launching her matching clothing line “Mini & Mom” inspired by her son.