About

Artist Name:
Kison
Country:
United States
State:
California
Tags:
Solo Artist, Songwriter, Singer / Vocalist / Rapper, Singer
Genre:
Multi-Genre
Personal Website:
Bio:

A newcomer to Los Angeles, but hailing from Northern Minnesota, Kison (real name Kim Swanson) is garnering attention not only for her soulful singing ability, but her songwriting as well.

Kison (KEE-SIN) released her sophomore R&B/Pop album, "Part Hero, Part Woman" featuring production from the innovative King Karnov, and GRAMMY award winning producers Rahki, and 88-Keys. In addition to her album, she also released singles with GRAMMY award winning producer Symbolyc One (Beyonce’s “Best Thing I Never Had”, Kanye West’s “POWER”) and Australian heavy hitter, M-Phazes...

A newcomer to Los Angeles, but hailing from Northern Minnesota, Kison (real name Kim Swanson) is garnering attention not only for her soulful singing ability, but her songwriting as well.

Kison (KEE-SIN) released her sophomore R&B/Pop album, "Part Hero, Part Woman" featuring production from the innovative King Karnov, and GRAMMY award winning producers Rahki, and 88-Keys. In addition to her album, she also released singles with GRAMMY award winning producer Symbolyc One (Beyonce’s “Best Thing I Never Had”, Kanye West’s “POWER”) and Australian heavy hitter, M-Phazes.

Kison was invited back to the Target Center three times last season, singing the National Anthem twice for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and once for the Minnesota Lynx, who went on to win the WNBA Championship.

Kison teamed up with VH1's SAVE THE MUSIC foundation and released a Christmas album titled "Merry Christmas: The Kison Collection". A portion of the proceeds went to the foundation to help keep music programs implemented in high schools across the country.

Kison's debut album, "Believe" was produced in entirety by Rahki. When she began working on the project, it was planned to be only a demo CD, but it took on a life of its own after only a few months of working together.

Kison began voice lessons at the age of eight. She was selected as part of a Minnesota Grants project to become classically trained under the direction of soprano, Maria Williams-Kennedy at the Bel Canto Studio of Voice. Ms. Williams-Kennedy has performed in numerous roles with the Indiana University Opera Theater, Arizona Opera, Indianapolis Symphony and Metropolitan Theater of Opera in New York City. One day Ms. Williams-Kennedy put on an Etta James song and told Kison to sing along. “It came easy to me,” Kison said, “It’s what I was supposed to be singing. It’s what was in my soul. God put this music in me for a reason and day by day I am seeing the purpose."