The creative effort of remembrance through music, embodied by Kardias Quing. Redefining love songs through mindful lyrics and unique compositions delivered by warm vocals to an eclectic mix of production, she has found her roots through the acoustic guitar and has expanded her sound and joy through the grooves of Indie R&B and Alternative Pop.
In a nostalgic wisteria of melodic harmonies, Kardias Quing releases her newest single, "You Are." The groovy ambiance she taps into has us sinking deep into our seats as our minds release a million thoughts, more potent than the previous. With crystalline timbres that glimmer upon every angle of this composition, the dream-like yet danceable atmosphere crafted has us swaying to a brilliant use of timing and spatial cues. The mesmerizing dimensions that are layered upon this record have us slipping away to a compelling state of being. "You Are" shimmers themes of hope across our thoughts as we tap into a heartfelt string of emotions.
Kardias Quing has a knack for propelling soothing vocals that whisk you away like a lullaby. Incorporating her affinity for adoration, she strikes up a burgeoning quintessence that has us enthralled with each note cascaded atop of the elusive instrumentation. It's always a pleasure tuning into the harmonious spirit of Kardias Quing's sonic tapestries. Allowing us into this vulnerability, she shares pieces of herself with us as we further dig into our self-reflection.
Eager to unravel the luxury that she continues to carry with her, Kardias Quing is on our radar for Alternative R&B/Pop hits.
Welcome back to BuzzMusic, Kardias Quing. We admire your latest single, "You Are." With such a loving nature that flourishes from this masterpiece, what moment or story inspired the creation of this song?
Thank you, I appreciate that. Interestingly enough, I had previously written the line of the first verse “Could you pause for a minute, remember how you are infinite and vast?” earlier in the summertime to a slower acoustic progression, that I just posted on my IG Story and left it at that. Cut to my producer's home studio months later and I tell him I want to make something a little more upbeat and these words come flooding back to me. Ironic to the song, the energy of self-doubt likes to creep in at the beginning of sessions - and it’s almost like for a moment, a greater perspective moves me out of the way. I have been finding lately, that what I am usually saying to someone I care about is what is needed for me to hear for myself. And at the peak of anxiousness to write something intentionally that perhaps isn’t coming to me at the moment - I remember to let go and remind myself that it’s ok if nothing comes - and in my choice to lovingly release is when I fall into flow. Literally, every time. This time was a little humorous because the words were specific to this moment I was experiencing, “You could be greater - Let go of the limit your mind’s been holding onto.” Then my previous words had found me again as a loving reminder and I remembered ‘The Golden Key’ by Brandon Beachum. This book had revealed itself to me over the end of the spring into summer this past year that was a wonder-full breadcrumb to my continual unfolding of my inner-standing. In his book, he quotes astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson after being asked by a reader of Times Magazine what the most astounding fact was that he could share with us about the Universe, he replies ‘the most astounding fact is the knowledge that the atoms that comprise life on earth, the atoms that make up the human body, are traceable to the crucibles that cooked light elements into heavy elements in their core under extreme temperatures and pressures. These stars, the high-mass ones among them, went unstable in their later years. They collapsed and then exploded - scattering their enriched guts across the galaxy. Guts are made of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and all the fundamental ingredients of life itself. These ingredients become part of gas clouds that condense, collapse, form the next generation of solar systems. Stars with orbiting planets and those planets now have the ingredients for life itself. So that when I look up at the night sky and I know that yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in the US.”
How do you define what experiences you'll share with the public throughout your music? Is there such a thing as being too vulnerable for you? I think the answer to both of these questions is that it all comes down to intention and being honest with myself with my ‘why.’
What do you hope your audience can reflect on when it comes to the messaging in "You Are?" What does this song say about you as an artist?
My hope is that it inspires remembrance of the infinite that resides within us. A remembrance that we belong to a collective oneness greater than these ideas that divide us; beyond these vessels, we call our bodies, beyond our age, our name - that we can make and create beyond our limiting beliefs, because we are greater than. I hope that this song serves as a reflection of me as an artist, that I am here to be a conduit for unconditional love, even if I am still in the process of remembrance as well.
What happened to be your favorite part of the creative process when making "You Are?"
My favorite part of the creative process with the making of "You Are" had to have been when I doubted the first takes and what I was writing. My producer - the incredible, ever-evolving, and encouraging, Withinroots, always suggests we take an ear break. When we came back, I was ecstatic to hear what we made and could feel myself move past my own limiting beliefs to stand in awe of what we had created, and the message that we were bringing forward.