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Nov. 21, 2023, 10:27 a.m. | By Josey Merolli | 6 months ago

Kieran Allen-Hadley gives insight about writing his music

“I’ve been writing for a long time, so a lot of it is just instinct. At this point, whatever is on my mind is what I’m going to say.”

Senior Kieran Allen-Hadley has always been surrounded by music. His earliest memories are of listening to music in the car with his mom. When he was eight, his dad bought him a guitar as a Christmas gift. Two days later, he started writing his own music on it. Now, he releases tracks under the name K$ The Kid, and has been making a name for himself in the community.

His writing process is pretty simple. He’s been making music for a long time, so it comes naturally to him. He’ll make a few beats a day, then pick the best one to add lyrics to. The beat already has some kind of emotion to it, so the words come to him pretty easily. Allen-Hadley’s favorite artists are varied; from Kid Cudi to Beach House to Lauryn Hill, they have all made an impact on him. In the music video for one of his recent singles, "Lift Our Hands," he pays homage to another one of his favorites: Mac Miller. 

Many venues don’t allow minors, so Allen-Hadley had to turn down previous gigs. Now that he has turned 18, these venues are opening up to him, and he’s excited to start performing more. Keep your eye out for the next opportunity to see him live!

Kieran Allen-Hadley releases his own music under the name K$ The Kid Photo courtesy of Maggie Megosh.

Last updated: Nov. 21, 2023, 10:28 a.m.

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