After several years in the musician closet, singer/songwriter/bedroom producer Krista is finally putting together her debut album SWIM. Since Krista loves writing about herself almost as much as she loves writing music, we asked her to document her process while simultaneously trying to stay afloat as a 21-year-old alone in the concrete jungle. This is the first in a series.
Caution: Tinder fuckbois are not, in fact, creatures of ancient folklore or urban myth. They occasionally come disguised as semi-professional producers and, strangely enough, decent human beings. It’s only when you hit the bottom of your first cocktail that they nonchalantly ask/tell you, “so, back to my place?”
Despite a broad array of well-executed high quality music, Krista had been meandering in SoundCloud purgatory at some 30 meager followers for months. She knew it was time to take her career to the next level. She had two options: make better music and work earnestly towards developing a genuine, invested fan base, or use her innocent farm girl persona and obscenely edited selfies to reel in unsuspecting men on Tinder, and direct their thirst to her musical projects for personal advancement. Like any forward-thinking entrepreneur, she chose the latter.