X. WHAT IS YOUR HEART FOR YOUR MUSIC( aka what do you desire for people to experience when they listen)?
I don’t want to be categorized as a “Christian Artist” but I wouldn’t serve my songs well if I pretended that I am not a person of faith. My worldview is the lens in which I understand what goes on around me and it saturates the themes of my songs, while still being accessible to all people despite their personal beliefs. With that in mind I want to break down some of the confining structures of religion and society that have caused us shame and affirm others that ultimately they are valued and loved. By inviting other people into my journey, I wish for my songs to inspire hope and healing in others.
X. DO YOU FEEL MOST CREATIVE AND INSPIRED IN THE MORNING LIGHT, AFTERNOON, OR GOLDEN EVENINGS?
I feel most inspired in the morning light. I love the quiet and calm of the morning and the possibility of the day. I don’t often have this mind sight but when I do wake up and recognize the sun’s rising - which, I was never promised to receive - I become full of gratitude. It both gives me the courage to let what tore me down the previous day die with the night as well as accept and delight in the little treasures of the golden morning.
X. HAVE YOU TAKEN THE ENNEAGRAM? IF SO, WHAT IS YOUR PERSONALITY TYPE AND HOW DOES THAT COME OUT IN YOUR ART?
I am an Enneagram 4w5. I am the individualist and romantic with just enough rationality to keep me grounded but also torment my inner world - I’m being dramatic, but like I said I am a 4. As a 4 I have constructed an identity for myself that I feel is secure, and it’s difficult for me when anything poses a threat to that identity - making performing a hard route to take. As much as I love being unique, just like anyone I want to belong. But what I’ve learned through creating music is that it is better that I try to say things differently or oppose the status quo of what music could and should be. Though lonely and often feeling like I lack support because I don’t desire to follow the trends that gain attention, I think the support I do have is genuine and deep. I also think my personality has given me a real eye for finding beauty in pain and loss, which connects with people in very powerful ways that are honestly beyond me. That concept alone has been so helpful for me to get outside of my self-absorbed 4 ways and allow who I am to be a part of a community and building others up with music.
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