Austrian songstress KTEE has always known what career she wished to pursue. Always singing and dancing around her home, her mother saw her passion and encouraged her ambitions. Having already enjoyed success on her home turf, the international stage now beckons and KTEE takes us on a “Rollercoaster” ride that is even more addictive than the one B*Witched took us on in the late 90s. To celebrate, we caught up with KTEE and took her on a trip down musical memory lane.
What song reminds you most of your childhood?
In Austria we have this show for kids called “the Kiddy contest”. Kids perform a popular song but with modified lyrics. I was a huge fan of Kiddy contest and when I hear the song “Love Is All Around” by Wet Wet Wet now, it reminds me of my childhood. I can still sing along this and lots of other modified versions of some of the songs they used in the Kiddy contest.
Which song inspired you to become a musician/singer?
I think that was “My Heart Will Go On”. I loved the film “Titanic” and of course I love the song. I have always wanted to sing, but I think this was the one song that triggered the “oh yes, I really really want to become a singer” moment.
Which song do you wish you had written?
Dear Mr. President. When I first heard that song, I cried. I hate inequalities and mistreatments so so much and I can’t either understand nor stand people whose selfishness and greed is stronger and bigger than altruism and love. I keep asking myself why and how so many asshole-people happen to become leaders?! So many people can identify with the lyrics of Dear Mr. President. It’s simply a masterpiece!
Which artist/band has been the most inspirational to you?
Jessie J. I am a huge fan of her voice and her voice control! She is simply
amazing. And I love her sense of humour! I still hope to be her support act on one of her next tours. A few years ago I went to a Jessie J concert in Germany and I gave her bass player a CD with some of my songs and asked him to give it to her. And I am still waiting for her call, haha!
Which song/album currently dominates your attention?
That is the song “Toothbrush” by DNCE and I also love Bruno Mars’ “24K
Magic” and also Rita Ora’s “Your Song”. I love the groove in “Toothbrush” and
“24K Magic” and I love the sound of “Your Song”- it just gives me a happy feeling when I hear it.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Max Martin. He is an amazing songwriter and producer!