In October of 2011, Kiirstin Kuhi, found herself at a crossroads.
She had served as the dynamic front person and co-songwriter for several different bands since 2005, from progressive post-hardcore band Ground to Machine to genre-bending piano rock band Verity In Stereo. Inspired and motivated by the successes of each act, but seeking to grow as an artist, Kiirstin Marilyn was born.
Her debut EP "Something to Die For" released in March of 2012, produced by Brian DeNeeve (From Autumn to Ashes) and Todd Weinstock (Glassjaw, Men, Women & Children) marked the beginning of an extremely personal journey that Kiirstin dared to share with anyone who would listen. With each release, Kiirstin revealed more and more of herself, her struggles and successes, professional and private, to the world. Her sophomore EP "Ghosts," produced by Benny Reiner, continued that trend, as she opened up about her ever progressing political and social views and shared deeply personal heartbreaking stories through her lyrics set to hard hitting beats.
Now poised to release her first single, "She," co-written and co-produced by Justin Ardolino, off of what will be her debut album, "Worldly Affairs," Kiirstin is proving to have grown not only as an artist since embarking on her solo career 5 years ago, but as a human, fully aware of the world around her. "She" is a song of female empowerment: what started as a simple song about her refugee grandmother has turned into a ballad of epic proportions which aspires to be an anthem for all women. Make sure to download "She" at NoiseTrade.com/KiirstinMarilyn on March 14th. All "tips" will go directly to benefit Planned Parenthood.
Keep up with Kiirstin at KiirstinMarilyn.com and facebook.com/KiirstinMarilyn.