Artist Interview: Kristen Faulconer
Tell us about yourself and your music
Hello my name is Kristen and I am a singer songwriter from Colorado. My music is about empowering and uplifting people. I am an abuse survivor, and I wrote many of my songs about the abuse I endured and also my struggles with being adopted while trying to maintain a mainstream appeal. Now that I am rehabilitated my mission is to use my music to inspire and help people in the same situation and all people through their struggles in life. My focus is to write music that has a message. I am a survivor and throughout the toughest times in my life all I had was my music, it spoke to me. Now I am creating music to do the same, it is an outlet for expression. I write with passion, from experience and from my heart. My hope is to reach out to my listeners and inspire them to make healthy decisions in their life and to choose to be in healthy relationships. My music is an emotional release of how I feel and I can be brutally honest. Too often we are unable to speak our truth and so I try to create an outlet that we can all relate to, my hope is to unite my listeners by creating something that is universal. Please also visit my Open Group on Facebook “Revolution Against Abuse” or RAA where you can learn about abuse, ask questions, find answers educate yourself on what it looks like, what it feels like, what you can do if your are victim to abuse and how you can help others and stand with me in my campaign against abuse: http://www.facebook.com/groups/134601396658000/ Thank You and Enjoy : ) XoXo Kristen
Talk to us more about your latest release
I am fortunate to have just signed with International Music Label Bentley Records. We will be releasing three new singles in the upcoming months so stay tuned. I am very excited for the release and want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who follows and supports my music, you rock!!
What inspired you to write this release?
What has inspired me in all of my music is the notion that I am not a victim. Although I have been through many struggles I remain empowered and strong. I encourage all of my listeners to choose healthy lifestyles and to ensure that they are making healthy choices with whom they associate themselves with. My music is an Universal outlet, something we can all relate to. We all have our own struggles and life challenges, my hope is to create a healthy outlet for all of us and continue to inspire my listeners to stay strong and empower themselves.
Any plans to release a video?
We are planning on making some new music videos in the very near future to compliment the three singles that will be released through Bentley Records in the upcoming months, so stay tuned ?
Any plans to hit the road?
I am always looking forward to hitting the road! I have just relocated to the Southeast to work more closely with my label and to embark on the Nashville and New York city music scene. I will be performing throughout the Southeast and Eastern part of the Country in the upcoming months. Make sure to visit my website: www.kristenfaulconer.net for news and upcoming concert dates.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
My goal is not to brand myself or my music to stand out from the rest, I actually am very inspired by other artists both in the mainstream and independent industry. I believe in creating a community where we all assist one another in promoting our art. I truly write from personal experience and my goal is to inspire my listeners, if I accomplish this then I m doing my job ?
Who have you been listening to lately?
That is a loaded question!!! I am constantly listening to and inspired by new artists and single releases, my music library is massive. Recently I have been inspired by Hasley, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, Lady Gaga, Justin Beiber, The Offspring, Sia, G-Eazy, Enigma, Niykee Heaton, Fall Out Boy, Flume, Imogen Heap, Milky Chance, Jason Aldean, The Swinging Utters, Bouncing Souls and Social D among others…
Tell us about your passions
I really enjoy traveling and spending time outdoors. I love hiking, skiing, boating, swimming any outdoor activity is really enjoyable to me. I also really enjoy spending time with my friends, family and dog, they are very important to me.
What else is happening next in your world?
Right now I am preparing for a photo shoot. The photos will be used for promotional/marketing material and cover art for my new releases. I am exited, I really enjoy modeling and am looking forward to the experience. The photos will be viewable on my website in the next several months, so be sure to stop by and check it out: www.kristenfaulconer.net
Thanks for an awesome interview, Kristen!