Kilo Kish has always been in a league of her own. Constructing herself from the ground up, Kish’s career in music began over a decade ago, when she was relatively well-known for providing breathy, uninhibited guest appearances on songs with Childish Gambino, Vince Staples, and more. Since then, she’s been equipped with creating her own multi-dimensional worlds. On her conceptually progressive 2014 EP Across, Kish took it one step further, taking a cross-country drive over dreamy, experimental soundscapes from producer Caleb Stone. Upon returning to New York City, Kish felt restricted by the environment that shaped her and looked to Los Angeles. Enter Reflections in Real Time, Kish’s debut album that acts as a sonic mood board where she is alone in her thoughts, whether probing her social media curiosities or meditating on her life’s purpose.
“For the first time, I was awakened to who I really was. It happened as a result of moving to LA, not being in New York City and kind of being alone for the first time in my whole life. LA really has this solitude to it and I felt kind of like a single human being in the world on my own for the first time,” Kilo Kish shared in an interview with VMP. “Having that amount of solitude really unlocked something in my brain where I could process what I was a part of. I could process the music industry, I could process fashion, I could process trying to make it as an artist. [I could process] my womanhood, my own mind, my own anxieties and fears and worries about making it in your early to mid-20s. The album is really just a mind dump of all of them.”
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Kish Robinson (KILO KISH) is an interdisciplinary artist and performer working in music, film, installation, performance, and written word. Her most extensive project is Kilo Kish, a solo music project exploring personal identity and cultural expectations. Musically, she has collaborated with Gorillaz, The Internet, Vince Staples, and Childish Gambino, amongst others, garnering attention since her debut in 2011. Kish works in a project based format, diving into a wide range of genres and mediums to dissect her unsettled view of millennial life. Over the years, her creative practice has expanded to physical performances and directing films. Her music has been featured in Vogue, W Magazine, The New York Times, Pitchfork, Dazed, The Guardian, Billboard, and Fader. Kish has exhibited performance and film works with two solo installations at HVW8 Los Angeles. Additionally, Her videos have screened at the Getty Center, The Hammer Museum, and the Museum of Image and Sound in Brazil.