Q&A with music luminary Darshae Kiér

Who’s behind the name of Darshae Kiér?

Behind my name is a challenging childhood marked by life in foster care and as an orphan. Growing up, I had a turbulent childhood, spending significant time in foster care. My early life was marked by uncertainty, as I moved from one environment to another, facing various challenges along the way. I didn’t know much about my name or the family history, except for the comforting memory of my mother calling me by the name Kiér. This name became a source of solace and connection to my roots.Growing up, not much was known about my past, except for the fact that my mother would affectionately call me by the name Kiér. Life took a particularly challenging turn when I eventually became an orphan. It was during these difficult times that I turned to music as a way to find balance and meaning in life. Music became a sanctuary, a space where I could express my emotions, fears, and dreams.
I saw my stage name not just as an artistic persona but as a means to reinvent myself. It was a way to shed the limitations of my past and redefine my identity. Through the persona of Darshae Kiér, I discovered the confidence to be someone new while still holding onto the cherished part of their middle name, Kiér. This transformation through music allowed me to break free from the environmental factors that had held me down for so long. My dedication and hard work paved the way for a life beyond poverty and hardship. The stage name Darshae Kiér symbolizes hope, ambition, and the belief that they could create a better future.

As Darshae Kiér, I laid the groundwork through my music, forging a path that led me away from a challenging upbringing. Demonstrating that with determination and a deep passion for craft, it is possible to rise above one’s circumstances and achieve success. Behind the name Darshae Kiér is a testament to the power of music to not only heal but also to lead the way toward a brighter and more promising future, to rewrite my story, and achieve success through the passion for music.
What made you want to pursue a career in the music industry?
Pursuing a career in the music industry was a natural calling for me because I believe that music is one of the biggest stages in the world. It’s a platform that allows artists to celebrate the gift of music while finding solace in the unity of words and melodies. My journey into the music industry is a story of defying the odds and using this powerful stage to share my gift with the world.

As an orphan and a foster kid who faced bullying and adversity, I understand the challenges that life can throw at you. However, I refused to let my circumstances define me. Instead, I used music as my means of escape and expression. It became my refuge, a place where I could channel my emotions and turn my hardships into art. My experience in the military further shaped my determination. Serving in the military taught me discipline, resilience, and the importance of unity. Now, I see myself in a position to represent not only those who served in uniform but also anyone who has faced adversity, regardless of their background or nationality. My music is a way to bridge gaps and connect people from all walks of life.

Despite being naturally shy, I discovered that through music, any voice can rise from silence. Music gave me the confidence to step onto the stage, both figuratively and literally, and share my story with the world. It’s not just about the gift of song; it’s about being the movement, transcending any circumstance, and proving that we are all capable of greatness. In the end, my journey in the music industry is about more than just personal success. It’s about inspiring others to overcome their obstacles, follow their passions, and rise above adversity. It’s about using the universal language of music to create connections, promote unity, and be a force for positive change in the world.
You’ve just returned with a new track title “Activate” – what’s the story behind the track?
“Activate” is a song that tells the story of a deeply emotional journey, representing the next chapter in a long book of unexpressed emotions that are finally making their way to the surface. The lyrics of the song encapsulate a profound longing for something beyond reach and the newfound confidence to pursue it.In the narrative of the song, “Activate” serves as the catalyst that empowers the character to step out of their comfort zone and take action. It’s not just a song; it’s a declaration of intent, a call to action, and a promise to seize the moment.

The title, “Activate,” is a play on words that carries a dual meaning. On one hand, it signifies the character’s commitment to making a bold move, stating, “I’ll make the move you make.” This line reflects their determination to take charge and initiate a connection with the person who has always seemed out of reach. It’s about taking a chance and breaking free from hesitation to find synergy and vibrant energy.

As the characters come together on the dance floor, the song becomes an anthem for their chemistry, capturing the heart-pounding emotion that surges when two souls finally connect. Their synergy is undeniable, and it’s a force that yearns to break free from the constraints while remaining as subtle as possible to the world around them.”Activate” is a musical representation of the excitement, desire, and courage that come with pursuing a connection that has always been just out of grasp. It’s a testament to the power of music to express the unspoken, ignite passion, and encapsulate the emotions of a transformative moment when two hearts align on the dance floor, ready to embark on a new chapter of their story.
What do you want listeners to take from your music?
Through my music, I want listeners to take away several important messages and experiences that reflect my personal journey and the universal themes I aim to convey. I want my listeners to understand that no matter the challenges or environments they come from, they have the power to overcome obstacles and succeed. My music is a testament to the idea that determination and passion can lead to personal growth and achievement, even when the odds are stacked against you.Many of the emotions we experience are difficult to express in words alone. My music serves as a vehicle for translating these unspoken feelings into melodies and lyrics that resonate with people on a profound level. I hope that listeners can relate to the emotions conveyed in my songs and find comfort in knowing that they are not alone in their experiences.

While I aim for my music to be universal and relatable to a broad audience, I also want it to carry a personal touch. I want listeners to feel like they are getting to know the person behind the music, connecting with the stories and experiences that have shaped my art. This personal connection can make the music even more powerful and meaningful. Ultimately, I hope that my music serves as a source of inspiration and empowerment. I want people to listen to my songs and be motivated to pursue their own dreams, to believe in their potential for growth and change. My music should be a reminder that anyone can become more, no matter where they start in life.

I want my music to be a platform for anyone who feels that they can’t achieve their goals or break free from their circumstances. I want it to be a source of hope and a symbol of the possibility of transformation. My journey from adversity to success is meant to inspire others to embark on their own journeys of self-discovery and personal growth. In essence, my music is not just about conveying meaning through songs; it’s about sharing my personal narrative, connecting with people on an emotional level, and inspiring them to believe in their own potential. I want my music to be a beacon of hope and a soundtrack to personal growth for anyone who listens.
What 2024 has in store for you?
In 2024, I anticipate an exciting and transformative year ahead. It’s a year that holds the potential for the ultimate success, as I continue to navigate the music industry and share my stories with the world.One of the most significant goals for 2024 is to find a music label home for my stories. While my profile has grown tremendously in 2023, I recognize that it’s not the time to slow down but to dig deeper and seek the next level of my career. This upcoming year will be my biggest year yet, filled with new music, bigger productions, and a commitment to bringing even more of myself to my audience.

I want to leave it all out on the stage, pouring my heart and soul into every performance, and connecting with my fans on a deeper level.Together with my team and my dedicated fanbase, we will continue to elevate my music and the experience surrounding it. The goal is to bring something more, something unforgettable, to both my music and my supporters.What makes 2024 even more remarkable is the fact that it would be a testament to the power of determination and perseverance. Making it when the odds were stacked against me would be a shocking and inspiring achievement. It would prove that success isn’t merely what others believe it to be, but rather what you can shape it into with hard work, dedication, and unwavering belief in your craft.

So, in 2024, I look forward to taking my music career to new heights, reaching even more people with my stories and melodies, and continuing to define success on my own terms. It’s a year filled with potential and possibilities, and I’m ready to embrace every moment of it.

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