Kristin Moura on Todays Artist is Living in a Virtual World

Artist: Kristin Moura

I am singer songwriter from Boston, MA and I live in a virtual world….
I spend most of my time playing video games, working, writing and creating 🙂

My focus has been on writing and created…
I pitch songs monthly. Having the ability to be able to pitch monthly online constantly draws on inspiration to keep writing. Especially when I get maybes and no’s. It’s pushing me to keep writing to see what will work. Or the ones that say “great song, but doesn’t beat what we have”. It’s a reminder to always be doing what you love; the more you do it; the more drive you have for creating long term self success. This next year I’m looking forward to endless amounts of opportunities and opening more doors.

My earlier work is strongly influenced by pop, rock, and punk artists of the 1990s and early 2000s including: Backstreet Boys, Simple Plan, Demi Lovato, Avril Lavign, and Green Day. Alongside the wide array of what I’ve listened to; I’ve drawn some inspiration from video games. This led to a darker theme among earlier released music.

Currently, while working with a new producer I have created a new sound. It’s more singer / songwriter and I have opportunities to be able to pitch as a songwriter this past year. Working with new people gave me a motivation to just write.

I have had the opportunity to have my song Tidal Wave be in the running to be in a Super Bowl commercial. I also have songs being pitched to 2 different artists currently. We’ll see where the songs end up!

 

Song name: Tidal Wave
Music Genre:: Pop
Tidal Wave is about how we experience life and what goes on around us. There are so many obstacles that we all have to face on a daily basis. Even though there are so many things “crashing down” around us; we can still be lifted from the ground and still come out on top. So much of what goes on in life can either bring us down or up and it’s up to us to decide that path. The song is an upbeat reminder to stay positive throughout all the crazy

Link to play:: https://open.spotify.com/album/2Ttzjfc9RN9o7hX1i1UJEi?si=P_L8kK_YQsyuBMsZM81AtQ

I think the most influential things to me are the people and things i see along the way. Each person has their own story, Each experience is another story. How you see it; is another story. Whether bad or good; it’s another song that will help someone else.

Making the music…
While there are so many ways you can put a song together; this is mine. My process starts with a concept. I just start writing whatever comes to mind that is associated with the topic.
My outline almost looks like a short story after I have brainstormed. Each verse is like answering a different question; much like the chorus.

If you think about a story, each paragraph is about a topic and you move on to the next. It comes down to refining your thoughts at this point. Put it all together; what do you want to say when; what do you want to say period. Once I have lyrics written out, i take it into a studio with other songwriters; and we start with a beat and let it flow and mess with melodies.

Favorite music or success quote…
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” — Thomas Edison

What are 3 things you’ve learned this past year..
1) Don’t say no to a new opportunity. It can change things for you. Except it
2) Be you and don’t let others tell you otherwise
3) There is so much more we can do; we need to try not to limit ourselves.

 

When did you know that this was the right path for you? 
I think when I finally got to a point where I found like my voice was being heard and people were listening; was when I know it was right. Every opportunity I’ve had to work with different people opened new doors. The more involved I got; I kept doing more.
What do you like most about what you do? 
I like the arts, I’ve always expressed myself in an artistic way. I like having the power to help people through music.
 
What do you most hope to accomplish with your influence? 
My goal is to reach a bigger audience. I’ve been pitching my music to various people and have had my music from big names and opportunities. One of my latest originals Tidal Wave was on hold to be in a commercial! My voice will reach a larger audience soon; so I can reach out and help more people.
What is the biggest obstacle you have faced in your career, and how did you overcome it? 
Once of the biggest obstacles I had at the beginning was not telling people no. Not having a voice to say what I wanted. The amount of frustration I had with my voice being changed; was overwhelming, I just had no words(No pun intended) ha! Ever since I started working with new people I started to pick up new vibes and gained a new found confidence in what I want to accomplish. I’ve been a part of the projects since day 1. My vision is finally seen in my newer work and I think it shows vocally too. I just feel more engaged and happier in the material I am putting out now.

If your phone could ring right now with your dream opportunity, what would that be?
Sing/record with the Backstreet Boys Duh! 
 
What do you want people to remember most about you and your career? 
I want people to remember what my songs meant to them. I want them to be able to go back and re-listen and always find a new meaning that’s going to help them through any tough event in their life. I want my words to help. We can all spread positivity through music and words.

Website & social media links:
 https://open.spotify.com/album/2Ttzjfc9RN9o7hX1i1UJEi?si=P_L8kK_YQsyuBMsZM81AtQ
https://twitter.com/THEKristinMoura
https://instagram.com/THEKristinMoura
https://facebook.com/THEKristinMoura