Singer-Songwriter, Kiyomi Hawley, is bringing ethereal vocals and heartfelt lyrics together with the release of her new EP, Meet You There, out September 28th. The EP was produced by Kevin Bents (who has produced for artistTina Shafer and Marius-Müller Westernhagen, amongst others) at Bashville Studio in NYC. With a soothing vocal prowess, Kiyomi reemerges with a record that encompasses love, acceptance, and the hurt within life. This is best felt through the release of the first single, “Miss You Love You”, that personifies music, revealing how no matter how much it sometimes hurts to pursue it, she could never walk away from music.
Kiyomi was born into a very musical family and music has always remained her main love. After being raised within the Unification Church, Kiyomi experienced the constant challenges of being confined and restricted. This has influenced her new EP, especially the title-track, “Meet You There”. Kiyomi still keeps a journal and has been long removed from the cult. She focuses her music on relating and comforting her audience, not shying away from raw lyrics that deal with issues such as school shootings, following your passions, staying true to yourself and finding your place in this world no matter what.
Currently, Kiyomi Hawley is gearing up to release her 2nd single, and title-track, “Meet You There”, as well as preparing for an album release show in New York City this September. She will also be performing for The New York Songwriters Circle at The Bitter End on November 5th, 2018. Be sure to pre-order the album when it becomes available and keep up with Kiyomi Hawley on social media to receive updates on the release of her new EP, Meet You There, out September 28th, 2018!
About Kiyomi Kobayashi
Kiyomi studied Classical and Theatre Voice and Studio Composition, but likes to mostly rely on her ear and inspirations when creating and performing. She has had the opportunity to tour the US, Japan, and Korea. She’s also performed for foreign ambassadors and members of the UN. She’s appeared on local TV shows, has been written about in local magazines and websites, and is or has been played on radio stations such as Pandora, WVCR-FM, RPI’s Local Riot, SUNY Stonybrook WUSB, and Women of Substance Radio. She’s performed all over Westchester County and in NYC in venues such as The Bitter End, Sidewalk Café, and Alphabet Lounge.