Kai Mata is best known for her emotive singing, impressive instrumental versatility, and vulnerable lyricism that paints the human existence. She comes on stage not just to share her music, but to create an impactful experience. Involving her audience in a voyage full of laughter and tears, she and her listeners unite.
Since her early childhood years, Kai has used music as a method to express herself to others in a way they not only understand, but can relate to in ways beyond words. Her 2015 self-released EP, I Barely Passed, was recorded in her childhood bedroom, depicting her transition from teenager to young adult. Emotions moved to the forefront, and vulnerable honesty rang in the air at every show she performed across Egypt’s Sinai Desert; tears were of no shortage in the dry desert.
Going to a Kai Mata show is to hop into a time machine. Expect to be transported: into the past and future, deep into the present moment, and into the places that make us all human. Her music has no boundaries, performed live across Australia, Indonesia, India, and now the US.
Her newest album, Time to Shine, is a bright and bold declaration of her new era, taking control of her destiny. It implements a folksy beat to depict the joy of life, magic of love, shadows casted by light, and the heartbeat that conducts the journey.