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Kelsie Kimberlin's 'Another Chance To Live Again' - Mystified Tale of Mortage

The revolutionary Kelsie Kimberlin is back again with one of her most monumental tracks so far,' Another Chance to Live Again'! Based in Washington D.C., United States, Kelsie is deeply impacted by the destructive ongoings that our relentlessly taking innocent lives in the country of Ukraine, for the purpose of which this single stands as the second piece of Kelsie's trilogy about the Ukrainian War. Kelsie's undoubted talent and despicable sense of musicality have been widely regarded by audiences all across the globe ever since the release of her last single, 'Armageddon'. With over a million views and a rave amount of reviews from a multitude of musical blogs, Kelsie is truly embarking on a widespread movement that is surely destined to not just make an appeal to the masses from all over the world but might also aid in facilitating a sense of change in the vulnerable atrocities it is targetted at.


Kelsie Kimberlin
Kelsie Kimberlin

'Another Chance To Live Again' feels like remorse lost echo of hope, a call for the excruciating cries of pain and a reminder of an undying love.

With an on-point lyricism about the growing depth the loss of a loved one's life can put us into, it is a daunting vision and gruelling sense of helplessness that one confines into, having a lost vision of the present or the future, and how they just want to return selflessly into the lapse of those bygone memories of once-shared joys and memories. A track about the loss of lives that is evidently scene to this date in Kelsie's homeland, Ukraine since 2014, this indeed is a soulful cry for help from the world. It indeed is a reminder of the heinous state of loss the war has put the country into, where the once-held culture and life-rich lands have now just turned into dismantled lands of sorrow and redemption. Kelsie single-handedly is making an appeal to the rest of the world to provide aid and help a nation reach sane grounds of life once again.


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We were fortunate enough to interact with Kelsie and discuss her take on the song and herself. Here's what she had to say -


1. Kelsie, we've observed an entire shapeshift in your own musical personality after your single, 'Road Trip'. Such insane levels of duality are unusual and we love it! Can you tell us more about how you are able to do that?


A. I have been involved with music all my life and my dad, who is a terrific musician, started taking me to concerts when I was just a toddler, and I have been to hundreds, such as Muse, Paul McCartney, Avril Lavigne, Taylor Swift, The Pixies, Baby Metal, Carlie Hansen, and most recently, Peter Gabriel. I have been exposed to and like all styles of music and therefore it is very easy for me to segue between or even combine styles. In fact, as you noted, I can seamlessly go from a pure pop song like “Road Trip,” to a Latin song like “Fruit Basket,” to a rock rap song like “Armageddon,” to a religious choral song like “Another Chance To Live Again.”


2. Describe your current musical mood as a shade of a colour.

A. Right now I have been recording songs that feel burgundy, but that can change in an instant depending on the thing that triggers a new song. Currently, I am recording a new original song every week in the studio.


​3. Kelsie, we admire you as a maestro who gets completely absorbed and saturated into the character she's playing. What is your mental process behind executing these changes since not many artists can alter their aesthetics so much?

A. Well, I tell stories with my music so I have to do so with authenticity. When I write music, I want to connect with people on an emotional level so I have sing with emotion. Also, I only work with top professionals who are perfectionists so I have to perform at their level. I have a vocal coach who spent a decade on Broadway who is with me every week in the studio and he pushes me to express myself through my voice and he has also helped me immensely with my video performances. As you say, the key is getting into character and focusing on expressing the meaning of the lyrics and the songs. I am not at all interested in being one-dimensional in any aspect of my life.


​4. When did you discover your musical calling? Your fans would love to know more about you.

A. My love of music has been lifelong. I joined the church choir at age four, joined a well-known children’s choir at age six, started my own choir at age eight called the Harmonic Angels and we participated in Yoko Ono’s Peace Project and created a video about the war. I submitted the video to the Creative Nation awards and won first place and $5000 that I had to spend on music lessons. Then I started tagging along with my dad in the studio at age 11, and put out my first video at 12 which was posted on Taylor Swift’s fan site, and that led to a massive amount of attention from the music industry. Since then, I have recorded hundreds of original songs and released more than a dozen that have garnered more than 10 million views, plays, streams and global radio play and rave music reviews.


​5. You're rightfully a monumental figure in the musical industry right now, Kelsie! Has there ever been a point of you getting overwhelmed with all the stardom? How do you deal with it?

A. Actually, it is kind of interesting. I am an independent artist and I receive more traction than many artists signed to major labels. Therefore, I am able to attract top professionals in the industry because of the quality of my music. All of my songs over the past year have included Grammy winners or nominees in the production process. The three songs I recently recorded about Ukraine were mixed by Grammy winner Liam Nolan (Adele) and mastered by Grammy nominee Stuart Hawkes (Amy Winehouse). Yet, I don’t let any of this go to my head, probably because I have been around professionals all my life and I was raised to be very grounded to work hard. So every day, I just wake up and deal with what is on my schedule whether it’s studio, radio interview, video shoot, presentation or something else. Eating well and getting enough sleep and exercise are also important for me to stay calm.


​6. Your fans would also love to learn about your own musical preferences? What kind of music do you listen to?


A. Oh my, I am a musician so I like all kinds of good music. With my own music, I love to include real instruments and real percussion even when there is some digital instrumentation. I am not a big fan of autotune. I do listen to all the current pop music just to keep up to date, and I am such a Beatles fan that I know almost every song by heart. I also like to incorporate classical music in many of my songs so I am a big fan of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart. I also like many of the classic rock bands and of course, Nirvana. I recently wrote a song about Kurt Cobain that I will release next year.


6. Your fans would also love to learn about your own musical preferences? What kind of music do you listen to?


A. Oh my, I am a musician so I like all kinds of good music. With my own music, I love to include real instruments and real percussion even when there is some digital instrumentation. I am not a big fan of autotune. I do listen to all the current pop music just to keep up to date, and I am such a Beatles fan that I know almost every song by heart. I also like to incorporate classical music in many of my songs so I am a big fan of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart. I also like many of the classic rock bands and of course, Nirvana. I recently wrote a song about Kurt Cobain that I will release next year.


​7. If there is any artist dead or alive that you'd want to work with? Name 3 such artists.


A. Well, that is pretty easy. I am a huge fan of Miley Cyrus because she keeps it real and I recently did a cover of one of her tunes, “Rooting For My Baby” because I am rooting for Ukraine to win the war. I would like to take a delegation of powerful female singers to Ukraine to show support for the country, including Taylor Swift. And I would love to sing a duet with John Mayer.


​8. We're really inspired by you! Are there any rituals or activities you pursue in your leisure time to uplift your musical persona?


A. Like I said, I lead a clean lifestyle and focus on my health and self-care. I spend a great deal of time with my family and my schedule is busy. That said, I do travel quite a bit and I filmed two music videos in Colombia in July and three music videos in Ukraine in August. I also work out at the gym regularly and spend at least two days per week in the music studio. Finally, I have a dozen animals that bring me a lot of joy.


9. The lyricism in 'Another Chance To Live Again' is on point! What was the creative thought process behind the creation of this marvel?


A. I am American-Ukrainian and I spent my childhood summers in Ukraine so I have a deep love for the country and the people. When Russia attacked Ukraine, it caused me deep pain because so many people I know had to flee or were injured or killed. So I wanted to do everything possible to support Ukraine. Our family in America has sponsored over a dozen war refugees and they have stayed at our home. But I wanted to do more, so I traveled to Ukraine and filmed three music videos in order to use my global platform to tell the stories of those affected by the war. I filmed at the locations of the worst atrocities in Bucha and Irpin with the permission of the Armed Forces. I am the only artist to be given access to these locations which are under martial law. Air raid sirens blared during the filming and attack drones and missiles were shot down overhead. But I had a job to do and, with “Another Chance To Live Again,” I wanted to express the devastating sense of loss that so many Ukrainians feel when a loved one is killed. The song and video powerfully use religious aspects to convey a profound meaning, and it seems to have struck a chord because it has gotten more traction in two weeks than any of my other songs. It is the second of a trilogy that I filmed in Ukraine, and the third video will be released in mid-November.


10. What kind of musical impact do you expect from your artistry on your listeners?

A. I hope that listeners of my music and my fans can see that I am the real deal. Many artists nowadays have a bunch of professional hitmakers write their songs in a formalistic way that removes much of the humanity from the songs using worn-out beats and the same chords. I just can’t do that. Instead, I write all my own songs with help from my dad, so the songs are truly from my heart. I am involved with every aspect of my music and my videos, and I have even designed some of the outfits used in my music videos. I hope people are inspired by my work ethic because I really do put in the time necessary to create a good product. I hope that people realize that I care deeply for humanity and I want my music and videos to bring people together so we can all figure out how to make this puzzle called life work for the greater good. Finally, I want everyone to support Ukraine during the war. The Armed Forces are protecting not only Ukraine but the freedom and democracy of the entire civilized world. When I got home from Ukraine, I wanted to do even more to support Ukraine so I started the www.KelsieKimberlinFoundation.org to raise funds for a new medical facility and for musicians affected by the war. So I ask everyone to make a donation.

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