|Kira May | Photo Credit: Jason Cee|
She uses her voice and breath as her own choir and band, performing most parts of her songs live at her shows.
Kira accomplishes this complex task by recording and looping the many layers of her songs one by one, playing and stopping many of them independently throughout her songs to create the structural changes of music.
In some performances, another musician or two accompany her and she loops in a bit of pre-recorded material in some songs.
Each of her vocal layers is identifiably human-made and, combined, create a deep, hypnotic atmosphere. The effects she records with some parts add to an ethereal quality in her music. Her debut ep Health, released earlier this year, is a quintessential headphone album.
Kira explores the human body in Health not only as a physical vessel of performance, but as the ultimate truth-teller of human emotion and experience. Her lyrics are as raw and ambitious as her performance.
Enjoy these stunning performances of "Never Broke A Bone" and "Visions," two of the five songs on Health.