In Kai’s words: When I come out everyday to new acquaintances, I’m fortunate to be met with acceptance. Thanks to the effort and risks members of the LGBTQ+ Community before me, I reap the benefits, having never felt fear holding hands with a woman in public, nor having ever been the target of a hate crime. The laws are growing more accepting our love, with same-sex marriage legalized in 27 different countries and counting. Now, in the eyes of society, it’s time for our love to be more than merely accepted. It’s time for love to be valued for its intricacies and depth. Happy Pride Month. I hope this song and video shows it doesn’t have to be so hard seeing two girls in love.
Come and hear the words they say.
“Are you bi or are you gay?”
“Oh, how I thought you were straight.”
“What a pity; such a shame.”
“You both look so feminine.”
“Don’t you miss it with a man?”
“With two girls, how does ‘that’ work?”
“Because I can always be your third.”
Well, I’ll answer all your questions,
Though I know it won’t fit in your fantasy.
Despite the ego telling you,
Our bedroom does not want your company.
So go and lust, and fantasize,
But nothing more despite your tries.
I don’t need a di…..ctator to tell me what I need.
Thank you to the following who took the time and effort to appear in the video: Maeve Nelligan, Dia Michelle Smith, Purnama Melissa Keller, Jamie, Anisha, Katie Barbaro, Fabian Racuk, Prita Tanaya, Leo Rising, Lacicke Wensday, Domi. Released June 8, 2019 Song written by Kai Mata Produced, mixed, and mastered by Rizal Abdul Hadi Photography by Mark L. Chaves Cover Art Design by Kai Mata About Kai: Heartfelt emotions emanate from her guitar, while truth flows through her lyrics. She invites her audience into her world. Kai Mata is an Indonesian-American Singer-Songwriter whose personal lyrics and soulful voice transport listeners onto a wild journey. Kai Mata is best known for her emotive singing and vulnerable lyricism that paints the human existence, seen in her 2018 Debut Album, Time to Shine. She comes on stage not just to share her music, but to create an impactful experience. Going to a Kai Mata show is to hop into a time machine. Expect to be transported: into the past and future, deep into the present moment, and into the places that make us all human. From the dusty streets of Egypt to Sonic Bloom Festival in Colorado to BaliSpirit Festival in Indonesia, she’s shared her music across the world. And she is excited to share it with you. For more information:
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Kai Mata is an Indonesian-American singer/songwriter currently living in Bali, Indonesia. Time To Shine is her debut full-length album and if this is an indication of what’s to come, it’s time to listen. Mature and poised, outspoken and beautiful, she is an artist and musician that is just twenty-one-years old but get ready. There’s more to come.
The album depicts sunrises, pouring rains, endless landscapes and solemn travels. Kai Mata is humble about her talent, yet bold with her message of love and honesty. Her subtle yet inspiring vocals are unique on both the more laidback tracks like “Magic” and the bolder tunes: “Strays”, “Time To Shine” and “Good Morning, Beautiful.” Her guitar is just what is needed to back her voice and allow the lyrics to shine. The music on the album is not only written with a feeling and perfection, it’s also arranged in a seasoned professional way with additional instruments never standing on the way but enhancing all nice musical ideas that the record. The vocals are tastefully layered and they are all Kai.
Kai Mata’s debut album lets the truth she experiences ring in the air. A bright and bold declaration about seizing destiny, implementing a folksy beat to depict the joy of life, magic of love, shadows casted by light, and the heartbeat that conducts the journey.
Words fall short of describing this music. Kai was a pleasure to chat with…all so good.
Video: “Within You is a Light”
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