Singer/songwriter KG Crown tells Lisa Remillard about her latest singles “Gimme That” and “Bad”. She describes how she went from a Christian band with her brothers to her pop music. Why that got her bullied at school and how she has dealt with it through her music and a move to Los Angeles.

Plus KG talks about her involvement in The Trevor Project and why that’s so important to her.

Find KG Crown’s music on all streaming platforms and on Instagram @kgcrownofficial.

Transcript:

LISA:
She’s a singer, a songwriter, a model and actress and it just 14 years old. She has new music out welcome kg crown. Hi. Thank you for having me. Well, welcome, welcome.
So, obviously, you have been dropping new music all summer long. So I’m sure your fans are super excited about Give me that the newest, the newest song, what’s it about?

KG Crown:
Give me that just released August 27. It’s definitely one of the favorites that I’ve created. It’s really just a sassy song that was just created just for fun. It’s about money and about like getting things you want. So there’s really no like big storyline or anything behind it. It’s just like, it’s just some fun sass of thrown in there.

Lisa:
It’s just some fun pop music. I feel like there’s a lot of really fun pop music like that is your your new lane. But it’s interesting to me that you kind of came from a totally different genre of music and transition. So tell everybody at home who is not familiar with your background, what that was like for you?

KG Crown:
Well, since I was seven, I actually started out in Christian music for six years, I started out in a sibling band with my brothers and we did Christian music. And then like about after six years, my brothers just didn’t want to be in the band anymore. I was doing some stuff with Nickelodeon. That was like more like pop music. And just ever since after that, I just decided to branch off into a solo pop career.

Lisa:
Yeah, I mean, but like, what is your family think? Because I know you’ve talked about this before that you kind of came from a real kind of conservative, small town and now you’re you know, that the bad single is out there that give me that is out there. What is what are they all say about this difference in you as you grow up?

KG Crown:
Well, I went to a Christian school, this is kind of how bad was actually created. I was bullied badly just from like the transition and stuff because they because that’s when I got labeled bad. And that’s when I released bad. I was bullied for like wearing crop tops, and then obviously singing pop music. And so that’s when I wrote bad it’s about having a bad reputation. And just being labeled as that.

Lisa:
What is that like, though? I mean, really, when you when you the living that? I mean, because I think there’s a lot of young people, especially with social media, I think there’s a lot of young people that deal with that. So how did you kind of get through it?

KG Crown:
Well, honestly, I just felt like I was being myself and doing just like, like what I believed I wanted to do. And so I really just ignored, like, the way they were viewing me. And so then that’s when I moved out to California was about like two months ago, just because this is more of a place where like I belong, and just everyone here accepts me.

Lisa:
Yeah, I’m sure that was I’m sure the big move is probably making that transition a little easier for you. Right? How have you What’s the biggest difference that you have? I mean, cuz you grew up in Michigan, right? I grew up in Michigan. Yeah. Okay. So what is the biggest difference you’re seeing between Los Angeles and where you grew up in Michigan?

KG Crown:
The biggest difference between Michigan and Los Angeles, I would just say like, I feel like the people are very different. Like in Michigan, it’s more like, you know, everyone goes to school and like, Yeah, but then in Los Angeles, everyone out here, like there’s a lot of people that are just doing what I’m doing, like singing, acting, influencing all this stuff. So I feel like it’s just like, you’re like putting yourself around people that are doing the exact same thing as you.

Lisa:
So you’re kind of amongst your peers, and probably makes it a little easier. Yes, yeah. Let’s talk a little bit about how do you how did you determine at what age did you figure out that you could write music and perform and sing like, when did you start working that?

KG Crown:
Well, obviously, I started when I was seven just had the interest of music, and I just always felt like a calling to do music and just be a singer. I would say like, when I was a Christian artists, I did some performing on like coffee shops, and some stages. And I just, I was super strong performer. And so I kind of figured that out when I was like really little is just like I like to have fun on stage. And I would say performing is one of like, my best best goals.

Lisa:
Yeah, what would you say? What would you say to your maybe your Christian audience who who’s used to you in that, in that kind of genre view? What would you say to them now that you’re kind of transitioning into this new or you’re already establishing yourself in this new genre?

KG Crown:
I mean, I would say like I still have a strong faith, like nothing about me changed whether it seems like that nothing about me change. I still have a very, very strong faith and being a pop singer. I’m still always going to share my faith either way.

Lisa:
So good. Now you know the other thing that I love about your music and about the platform that you’re trying to build for yourself that you are building for yourself, is that you’ve gotten involved in some very important causes. I know you’re involved in The Trevor Project, tell me about how that came to be.

KG Crown:
When I released that, in the music video, I kissed the girl and the end of my music video. The reason I did that was because I have a gay brother. And I was just seeing the way like some Christians were treating the LGBTQ community. And I just I didn’t agree with it. I just thought it was disrespectful. And I just wanted to like stand up for what I believed was right. And so with the Trevor Project, it’s an organization that focuses on suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. And so the reason I kissed the girl was just to show love and support for the community. Yeah, and what does your brother say about your involvement in the Trevor Project? My brother, I think he’s pretty proud of me. I mean, he was happy for what I did for sure. Yeah.

Lisa:
What’s the ideal goal for you like it? You know, in the next five years, what would you like to see for yourself?

KG Crown:
Five years from now, I would hope to see myself on tour obviously, because it’s literally My dream is to like travel and just perform. Yeah, obviously, that’s my main goal. And what would you say to your fans who are watching because I’m sure you have a lot of diehard social media followers, what would you say to them? To my fans, I would say thank you so much for the support because I would not be where I am without you.

Lisa:
All right, kg crown. So nice to meet you. Congratulations on the new music and we will see you soon.

KG Crown:
Thank you for having me.