Kärma Sounds is the pseudonym of singer-songwriter Karina Morin who creates a fusion of soul, electro-pop, RnB, funk, disco, and jazz and in a recent interview with Mister Styx of Musicarenagh, Kärma Sounds had a lot to say about her music journey and touched on her latest release which she titles “Mysterious”.
Mysterious is funky and a fusion of disco and dance music that is graced by Morin’s vocals which is smooth and powerful. Kärma Sounds is inspired by artists such as Sade and Jessie Ware, and her music is described as sensual and groovy.
In the interview, Kärma Sounds stated aside from music she likes to spend her time her partner, family and friends and there is something else she enjoys doing, she stated
“I like to do the simple things like cooking or taking a walk at the beach. I love to travel and experience other cultures and food, and I enjoy yoga & Pilates and skiing in the winter.”
In this interview, Kärma Sounds talked about her musical journey, her creative process, and what her plans are for the future. She also shares her thoughts on the music industry and the challenges that artists face. Get the full interview below
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What is your stage name
Is there a story behind your stage name?
It was actually my partner in crime, music and life – Karlo who came up with it! It has similar letters to my given name (Karina M) and I’ve always had a deep interest in healing modalities like energy healing and crystal therapy, so the name resonated perfectly.
Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration in movies, certain interesting lines of text I hear that strike me, honest conversations and listening to new and old music.
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
I started singing before I could talk and according to my dad, I was always on pitch! I got selected to sing in school productions and in high school I played sax and my music teacher encouraged me to sing at the year end concerts. After high school I sang with a girl group and we had our song play on radio stations across North America. Sadly the band later broke up and I toured across Europe singing backups for French singer Corneille .
I then enrolled in performance arts college and the rest is history …
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
Music has always been part of my DNA. My father was a musician and exposed me to soul, funk and jazz music my entire childhood. I recently found out on my mothers side, my great uncle was a Torah singer.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
My parents are my biggest supporters But I’ve always dreamed of being a part of it because It’s something that has always been a part of me .
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
I would say I’m self taught for the most part. Lots of practice to a point of obsession in my early years.
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
Growing up in Montreal , I was lucky to have attended the Montreal International Jazz Festival every summer and I saw numerous talented acts.. Off the top of my head, Holly Cole and Diana Krall.
How could you describe your music?
My music is a culmination of all the music I loved to listening to growing up. It’s a fusion of soul, electro-pop, RnB, funk, disco and a touch of jazz inflection
Describe your creative process.
I usually collaborate with other musicians and when I hear certain chords that I gravitate to, it inspires me to sing a melody on top. From there a mood or story starts to form, sometimes it’s quite abstract, but it’s a process of uncovering until I hear words that jump out, that’s is where the magic happens!
What musician do you admire most and why?
My all time favorite artist is SADE. Her music and lyrics are timeless and beloved across the globe. It’s sensual and has a good groove. Plus She’s has an enigmatic aura and is a true class act. These days my favorite artist is Jessie Ware, I adore her style & her voice. Uk soul always hits me.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
Yes a bit, it depends on who I collaborate with, but I tend to come back to the same sound in the end!
Who do you see as your main competitor?
Hard to say… I don’t really want to be in competition with others.
Everyone has their own unique spice and I just want to be appreciated for what I bring to the table.
What are your interests outside of music?
I love spending time with my partner, my family and friends when I’m not performing. I like to do the simple things like cooking or taking a walk at the beach. I love to travel and experience other cultures and food, and I enjoy yoga & Pilates and skiing in the winter.
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
I would be doing something creative like wardrobe styling or graphics arts
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
For many years it’s been a ‘boys club’ with big barriers of entry past the gate keepers… but Things have been evolving and improving since the rise of steaming and social media.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
Artists & songwriters need to be paid fairly for their work.
What are your plans for the coming months?
I’m planning on releasing more singles leading up to my ep/album release in the new year. I’m looking forward to performing my live show with my 6 piace band on a stage near you!
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
No set plans at the moment, I definitely foresee some wonderful collaborations in the future, so I’m putting that energy out there in the universe… I’m always open to collaborating with artists that resonate!
What message would you like to give to your fans?
Huge gratitude for their support!
I love and appreciate every one of them!