GG: Your song “Valentine” was that actually inspired by the holiday?
K: Kind of, kind of not. I did write it around Valentine's Day. It was kind of from hearing all these people, these haters, saying, “It’s just a hallmark holiday and it’s so stupid and it’s just an average day.” And all those points made me think in my mind, well why not use this as an excuse to show people you care about, that you do. You know, an extra fun thing. In a way it was like, if this is just an average, ordinary day, why not treat any day like that? If Valentine’s Day is just an average day, why not make it special but why not treat any other day like that too?
GG: What do you say to people who hate Valentine's or people who don’t have a Valentine? Is it just love for everyone?
K: Yeah, I like to look at it – I mean, it definitely helps if you have someone, like a boyfriend or girlfriend. But to me, there’s always someone in your life you really care about, whether that’s a sibling or a parents or a best friend just to show that you appreciate them.
GG: Tell us a little bit about your album, “Stairwell.” The deluxe edition has some very diverse covers. What inspired you to cover such interesting artists?
K: Well, you know, on YouTube over the years I’ve done a lot of covers and those were 3 that were just so much fun for me to do on YouTube and that I got good responses from and so when it came to picking, I really wanted to give people something new and fun that they couldn’t have before. So those are 3 ones that I just really loved making.