KIA – MADAM$ (OST “The Madam$”) [Interview]

Describe your sound in three words

Soulful, deep but an edgy touch

“MADAM$” started as a title track for “The Madam$” series on the Cideshow platform. In what ways platforms like this change the music industry?

Platforms like these give creative people a voice. It connects people to work together in different disciplines. You can submit a show/series and/ or movie ideas for streaming. As a musician that is involved in one of those shows it’s a golden opportunity because your music gets to a different audience that you might never reach yourself.

What is the main topic of your lyrics? Tell us a few things about your creative process.

MADAM$ is all about feeling like you are wearing that crown on your head.
In this particular case the topic of the song was already there, so it was up to my co-writer Lars Hempel and I how we were going to translate that. Pretty fast Lars came up with a grungy bass synth line and a badass beat, and then I came up with the hook. I have a thing for spoken word so this turned quickly into a rap. Put it all together and you have MADAM$.

Why sexism, and even outright misogyny, is so pervasive in Hip Hop culture?

I wish it were different and I hope it’ll change more. The concept of image, authenticity, lifestyle-oriented aliases of artists, has been distorted so much to a point that people start to believe it is a standard to hold onto. It’s marketed that way in mass production. I think it’s wrong and I believe that dignity and respect is worth everything. I hope that people will do some soul searching.

What is your favorite album of the past decade?

NAO – Saturn

What is your dream collaboration?

Anderson Paak would be the dream.

Any future plans?

I’m releasing a whole live album in the beginning of next year, so stay tuned!

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