Ask your #WCW with KASHKA

This week we are crushing on my girl KASHKA!

KASHKA (aka Kat Burns) and I have known each other for a couple of years now. I’ve always been an admirer of her floaty folk pop style. When I listen to Kat sing, I’m reminded of the coy intelligence of Suzanne Vega and the throaty deep vocals of Feist, but with a little something that is only KASHKA.

Kat Burns has been making music for a decade now. Formerly a member of Forest City Lovers (with whom she released 3 albums), Kat has 3 albums under the moniker KASHKA including her brand new release Relax. Relax was produced by Lisa Conway, Andrew Collins and Kat herself. This album really showcases KASHKA’s dynamic style, both vocally and musically. Between the pure vocals, beautiful strings, modern synths and complex music and lyrics, Relax is a musical journey. Dealing with themes like feminism, connection, isolation, and what it is to be human, there’s more to this album than what immediately meets the ear.

Check out KASHKA performing “Float Away” from Relax:

Along with being a rad musician, Kat is also one awesome and BRAVE lady! I’ve gotten to know her better through training for the Red Carpet Rumble. The Rumble is a white collar music industry charity boxing tournament taking place on September 14th.  I’ve watched Kat get stronger with every session doing something she’s never done before, and it’s made me love and respect her all the more. Please consider supporting Kat in raising money for the Unison Benevolent Fund by clicking here and donating!

Get crushing on KASHKA along with us below!

What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest? 
I love seeing a person smile and laugh. There’s something about the way the face relaxes and gives way to a moment of joy that is very attractive. A sparkly-eyed laugh or casual smile really gets me.
 
What’s your instant deal breaker?
If a person seems like they have a mean/cruel streak hovering under the surface, ready to pounce at a moment of weakness, that’s a deal breaker. I have no more time for garbage people.
What is the best piece of romance advice you have ever received? 
When I was a pre-teen, my grandmother told me not to bother shaving my legs for anyone. Not sure she meant it in any particular ‘romance’ way, but it kind of works as a great metaphor doesn’t it?
If there was one piece of advice you could give to other women out there, what would it be? 
Get excited to turn 30 and realize that all the bs from your 20s melts away and you’re left standing in a pool of what you once were, shining like a beacon of self-assuredness of what you’re going to become. Cut out garbage people.
Describe your love life in one word:  
Evolving.

 

Catch KASHKA live at one of her upcoming dates listed below, and keep up with her on social media below that!

Sept 17 – Hamilton @ Inland Island (acoustic show)
Sept 23 – Guelph @ Silence Sounds w/ LCON
Sept 29 – Toronto @ Likely General (acoustic show)
Sept 30 – Toronto album release @ Cinecycle w/ Merival, live visuals from Versa Visuals

www.kashkamusic.com

@therealkatburns (Twitter, Instagram)

www.facebook.com/kashkamusic

www.youtube.com/katburnsKASHKA

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly is a Toronto based writer with a serious addiction to music. Corporate drone by day, renegade rocker by night, writing is her creative outlet. Nadia has written for the Examiner (.com) on live music in Toronto and Indie Music in Canada, and was a weekly columnist for Don't Believe a Word I Say. She has never been in a band but plays an awesome air guitar and also the tambourine. Nadia is the co-founder, Managing Editor and resident Music lover (and editor) for Addicted.
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