Kai (born Alessia De Gasperis Brigante) (Born March 17, 1990) - Kai is a pop singer/songwriter from Toronto, Ontario. She is currently signed to Warner Music Canada. Her influences include The Beatles, Janis Joplin, Lauryn Hill, Adele, Jack Johnson, Amos Lee, Angus and Julia Stone, Ben Harper, Bessie Smith, The Black Keys, Florence and The Machine, Jeff Buckley, and Justin Nozuka. Kai also plays the piano, kazoo, and drums.
11:11 is Kai's first EP, released in 2011. It was produced by Canadian producer Brian Moncarz of Rattlebox Studios, and features instrumentals from notable Canadian artists such as Justin Abedin (Jacksoul), Craig Hunter (Philosopher Kings), Steve Zari, and Robbie Grunwald (Jill Barber). Her first single, I Choose Me, has been featured in the First Choice Haircutters campaign since November, 2010. The song was recorded with antique instruments, including a turn-of-the-century guitar, a 1910 upright piano, and a kazoo. I Choose Me was nominated for "Best Folk Singer/Songwriter Song" at the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards.
- Crowds (3:38)
- I Choose Me (2:41)
- Preacher (4:08)
- Hotel Lot (4:04)
- Unlucky One (4:12)
- I Choose Me (Radio Edit) (2:29)
Kai co-wrote the song "Glass Houses" for German singer Ivy Quainoo, which was featured on her debut album "Ivy". Ivy was the winner of the first season of The Voice of Germany, and her album was released in March 2012 and peaked at #1 on the German iTunes charts.
In 2012, Kai teamed up with Montreal dubstep group Adventure Club for the very popular track "Need Your Heart", which features Kai's vocals. The song has been remixed by several artists, including Minnesota, Cry Wolf, and Candyland. The track peaked at #2 on the iTunes Electronic music chart in Canada.
On June 21, 2012, Kai announced that she was traveling and working on a new EP, called "Here We Go".
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