In October of 2011, Kiirstin Kuhi found herself at a crossroads.
She had served as the dynamic front person and co-songwriter for several different bands since 2005, from progressive post-hardcore band Ground to Machine to genre-bending piano rock band Verity In Stereo. Inspired and motivated by the successes of each act but seeking to grow as an artist, Kiirstin Marilyn was born.
For her debut EP, Something to Die For, Kiirstin enlisted the producing talents of Brian DeNeeve (From Autumn To Ashes, touring guitarist for The Wanted) and Todd Weinstock (Glassjaw; Men, Women, and Children). Something to Die For became an intensely personal venture that nonetheless defies the notion of genre boundaries. Mixing big-band orchestration, hip-hop percussion, R&B melodies, and vocals that soar from Jazz Age crooning to heartbreaking intimacy and everything between, Kiirstin crafted a sound as eclectic and remarkable as the woman herself - deeply grounded in musical history yet endlessly inventive. After debuting her EP at the legendary Bitter End in March of 2012 she went on to win her second RAW: Musician of the Year award, toured regionally in the US as well as internationally with shows in London, England, Toronto, Canada, and the YouBloom festival in Dublin, Ireland.
In the summer of 2014, Kiirstin began working with producer Benny Reiner on a sophomore EP effort that would eventually be entitled Ghosts. Once again with lyrics that are intensely personal and music that reflects her artistic growth, Kiirstin Marilyn will release her single "The Struggle" on November 17th with Spectra Music Group.
Keep up with Kiirstin at KiirstinMarilyn.com and facebook.com/KiirstinMarilyn. [+]