Singer Kim Kline Possesses Star Power

By Jeff Ferrantino on January 31, 2007

Kim Kline, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, music, artist, songs, albums, lyrics, interviewsSays Kline: "I've been extremely blessed, because the people that I've worked with have all been extremely talented in their own right, and they all brought something to the table for me knowledge-wise."

Kline's dedication and workaholic personality may be what pushes her to the top. She displays an extreme willingness to learn and has a strong desire to fine-tune her artistic capabilities.

"When I go into the studio with these people, I'm like a sponge," Kline says. "I love growth, and I love to listen. We all learn from each other, and life is about learning and using those experiences. I learn something every time I go into the studio and work with these people. It's like a drug. It's like my quest, my thirst for knowledge. I love it, because I'm the type of person that is always trying to better herself. I'm like, 'OK, that was cool, now you can take it to the next level?'"

Perhaps her dedication is most apparent by her desire to learn the piano. In the past, Kline has done all the lyric and melody because she did not play an instrument. But she has taken up the piano in an effort to better herself.

Kline shares, "I really think [the piano] will help me with songwriting, because I naturally hear the melodies and the lyrics. I feel like if I can start composing some of the music myself, that will be really instrumental in conversing with producers and conversing with my band. God blessed me with a natural talent to hear the lyric and the melody, but I want to take it to the next level."

While she has always packed the voice of an acclaimed diva, Kline says that there is always room for improvement.

"I always think that you can better yourself," she says. "I think with each show and everything that you have under your belt, whether it be recording in the studio or going on stage, I think you get more comfortable with your songs and you're really able to tell the story and portray what you're going through and feeling that moment in the song, and that's what I really always try to do. Whenever you're performing it and you're living the moment and you're living your lyrics, the vocals just come through natural and clear anyway. I really just try to live in the moment of my songs so it transcends to the audience."

Since her arrival on the West Coast, Kline has managed to make quite a name for herself. She regularly sells out world-renowned venues around L.A. such as the Viper Room, The Roxy and The Troubadour. In fact, Kline is living proof of the power shift in the music industry today. Thanks to the digital evolution and the Web, an independent artist like Kline can now carve out a nice audience for herself and gain worldwide appeal on her own, without the backing of a major label.

"I'm doing the independent thing and I'm extremely happy," Kline says. "Right now, unfortunately, the labels are kind of in a bind. I think with the digital era that we're in right now, it allows artists like myself to be heard and get out there, and you don't necessarily need the label at this point.