Lavina Woods: Your new EP, Sis. He wasn’t the one, is a continuation of your SIS EP from 2020. Why create a two-part EP?
Kirby: I think it’s naturally where my life transitioned to. I wanted to make sure to tell the entire story. For me the chapter now feels complete.
LV: Your EP is very vulnerable and autobiographical. There’s lots of narrative surrounding all types of love, romantic and self-love. Why was this important to you? Is there anything specific you’re trying to tell the world with these songs/EPs?
K: Essentially I’m talking to myself with these records. I’m still learning to believe I can have long term happiness and commitment. I’ve yet to really experience that. As much as I want to be Vulnerable and honest I’m also aware that life imitates art and I want to be sure that I’m writing not only that which I’ve lived but that I want to love.
LV: You once said that you’re interested in creating “soul music for the future”. As someone born in Memphis and raised in Mississippi, how have those two places influenced you? Have you always been a fan of soul music?
K: Oh wow I mean really believe I’m bred for and from the genre. There’s waves where soul music comes to the forefront and everyone jumps on the bandwagon but I breathe soul in season and out of season. I really believe it’s in my bloodline.