Fronted by Olga’s enchanting and wispy vocals, Kye Kye couples intricate lyrics with raw, electronic instrumentation. Kye Kye’s influences range from the organic likes of Sigur Rós, Deathcab for Cutie, and Coldplay, to the electric sounds of artists like M83. “Genre didn’t really mean a whole lot for us growing up; we never had some kind of loyalty to a specific type of music. Be it folk, R&B, or anything classically 80s or 90s, it was always about the connection and about listening for honesty in the music, and I think that most people can somehow feel it without really being able to explain how.” Olga explains, “When we write songs, that’s what we strive to do: create music that we connect to and that makes us feel things and brings out those emotions within us. That’s what’s important to us in music: a connection.”
Their 2011 debut album Young Love, produced by Eric Owyoung of Future of Forestry, was met with unforeseen and widespread acceptance, garnering an immediately devoted fan-base. Kye Kye’s music is featured in the upcoming film Day One, starring Kat Dennings and Chad Michael Murray, and has also been heard in MTV’s Awkward, as well as in commercials for Samsung Galaxy SIII, Jawbone JAMBOX, VSCO Android Release, Nordstrom, and SquareSpace.
Despite interest from record labels, the band opted to produce their sophomore album, Fantasize, independently. Kickstarting the funds, they raised over $40,000 to produce the album with Producer Chad Howat (Paper Route, Brooke Waggoner) in Nashville, TN in January 2013. Amidst fans’ growing anticipation, Kye Kye is excited to announce the arrival of Fantasize, released January 21, 2014. They charted on the Billboard Top 200 the first week and have reached #35 on the New Alternative Year to Date album charts.