Memphis-raised R&B artist Kiva Richardson has been singing since the age of 8, starting off her love with gospel music. However, even before then, her love of music was growing and solidifying her foundation with this passion of hers.
Over the last few years, she has been gaining a following of devoted listeners that will continue to grow as she pursues her art.
Kiva Richardson’s latest single, “You Should Know,” consists of smooth vocal arrangements and a sharp beat. This fire beat to the contemporary R&B song introduces you to the atmosphere she creates.
After she has already caught your attention, Kiva Richardson’s layered vocals add texture and quality to “You Should Know,” there is always something new to pay attention to. Her voice glides over the notes with precision and grace. Her admirable inspirations, such as Sade, Aaliyah, and Beyonce are apparent, although the style is completely her own.
Kiva Richardson knows her worth and values loyalty and is passing on this same message to her growing following of listeners. She knows exactly how to demand attention from anyone who may be listening, with her echoing angelic vocals and charismatic personality.
“You Should Know” ends off abruptly, which leaves you hanging on to the last note and wanting more. Kiva Richardson doesn’t want to be anyone’s second choice, and she certainly won’t be yours once you give her a listen.
Where did the creative process start for you for “You Should Know”? How did you know “You Should Know” would be a good fit for a single?
The creative process for “You Should Know” started in LA. I knew that I wanted a uptempo record based on a past relationship experience. After I heard the beat, Rick and I first started to write “You Should Know” on the spot at Ultrium Studios. The positive feedback that I received from very few close family and friends during the creative process gave me the realization that “you should know” was a good fit for a single now. I vibed with the record knowing in my heart that I wanted to go ahead and drop “You Should Know”.
What is one aspect of “You Should Know” that stands out the most to you? What do you think draws the attention of your listeners during their first listen to “You Should Know?"
“You Should Know” is a distinctive sound. It exudes a early 2000s R&B Sound. Between that sound and the lyrics are what I feel draws the attention of it’s listeners.
How does “You Should Know” compare to the music you made early on in your career? How have you matured as an artist over the years?
"You Should Know" is another relationship experience song that I have compared to all of my other music. As an Artist I’ve matured by learning the music business vs just being an artist.
With your fire new single under your belt, where do you see your music going in the future?
Thank you guys! I can definitely see myself getting Sync placements.
What can we expect to see next from you?
I have a collaboration coming up. I’ll also be releasing my EP soon. I’m so excited about both and can’t wait for the world to hear it.