Starting off 2017 with a bang, KRIGARÈ is definitely one of the greatest singer-songwriter’s to come onto the scene. Previously releasing music under Kennedy Noel, Krigaré has proved to be a strong presence and a great change from her previous persona. With songs such as ‘Falling Apart’ making me want to punch the air and ‘Sleeping Awake’ taking my breath away, I knew it was time to finally have a catch up with Kennedy/Krigaré to see how everything was going and find out more about that EP.
The new song ‘Sleeping Awake’ has just come out, how would you describe the song to a first time listener?
The song is about what it feels like when you’re stuck in a state of feeling numb. It’s suppose to sound overwhelming and kind of chaotic, because that’s how it feels when you’re battling your inner self. My hope is that people can get that emotion and feeling from it!
Congratulations on the song, the message I have seen have been very positive. How do you feel by the reaction to the song?
Thank you! People are starting to call it their favorite, so I’m so glad people are receiving it so well! It feels good to have people love what you put so much work into.
Is there any news on the upcoming E.P. that you could possibly share?
We still keep going back and forth about it! As of right now, we’re just releasing everything one song at a time, but we may put it into a pretty package by the end of the year.
You have got some shows coming up, where can we next see you perform live?
I will be playing a local show in Nashville on July 2nd at Cafe Coco! I will also be doing a few dates in Philadelphia that next week in July!
I know that Krigare means Warrior, what made you decide on that name?
My personal name means Warrior as well, so when I was wanting to do a name change, I wanted to pick a name that still felt like mine. I needed it to feel personal so that I didn’t feel like I was putting on a persona. I decided to look up all of the different translations of Warrior, and fell in love with the Swedish translation of it!
The first song you had out this year was ‘Falling Apart’, a song which is still a favourite of mine from this year. What was it like bringing that first song out under the Krigare name?
Aw, thank you! I’m so glad you like it! It’s really been an overwhelming response towards these new songs and direction. People are responding to these songs better than they ever have before, which feels so rewarding. I couldn’t be happier with how my first release went!
Will we be seeing any more songs soon?
Absolutely! Definitely be expecting more music throughout this year!
Thank you for your time as always, anything you want to share with your fans?
Thank you for all of your support! Just keep an eye out for new videos, and covers coming very soon!
Thanks Kennedy, you are a star!!
Thank you, Jonjo!!
Written by Jonjo Cosgrove