Kaia Kalise


I'm told not to tell you, but I'm compulsively honest/ This planet is lovely, but I don't think I'm on it." With witty, poetic lyricism, Kaia Kalise shares her truth regarding mental illness, heartbreak and existentialism.

Reviewers are "entranced" by her "upbeat yet contemplative" sound, influenced by classical piano and impassioned pop-rock. Her clear, haunting voice has been compared to a variety of artists including Sara Bareilles, Paramore, and Regina Spektor.

Acknowledgements include Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) awards for Classical Song and Jazz Song of the year, nomination for the Bartell Theatre Award for Composition, and RAW Madison’s Musician of the Year Semi-Finalist. She is currently nominated for the upcoming 2019 MAMA awards in the Pop Performer and Pop Album categories. She released her debut full-length album, Half Lives, in May 2018.

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