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NEW NOISE: DOMINO KIRKE

The multi-faceted artist details the harrowing emotions associated with infant loss on her track.

Domino Kirke
Domino Kirke

Fresh off of the back of a much-needed break following the birth of her second child, the talented Domino Kirke looked to make a triumphant return at the end of 2021 with her new track “Mercy”. And, while haunting in vocal tone and soothing in sound thanks to the whirl of atmospheric production, the track is laced with gut-wrenching themes and comforting messaging of equal measure, making it a captivating listen. With lyrics detailing the emotions associated with the unimaginable pains of child loss, the artist looked to provide both awareness and comfort through her new track, which is something she achieved effortlessly.

When speaking on her return to music, the artist explained, “After the birth of my first son, I felt I had to let music take a backseat because motherhood felt far more important to me. Once he was older, I felt like I could go back to music, but I knew I had to learn to enjoy it in a different way. Because I had such a limited time to write, travel or record, I really appreciated it in a whole new way. I had newfound gratitude.”

Following on from the release of her track, the artist took some time to speak with Wonderland about attending the prestigious LaGuardia High School and how she wants people to feel when listening to her music. Head below to enjoy our interview with Domino Kirke…

Hey Domino how are you? How has 2021 been for you?
I’m well! Drowning in kids and domestic life, but such is life!

If you were to sum up the year in one word, what would it be?
FULL!

How did you first get into music? What sparked the interest?
I come from a very musical household. There were always music studios in the homes I grew up in and I was always surrounded by musicians. My longing for a music career started when I was in choirs. When I moved to New York City in 1995, I eventually went to LaGuardia high school and studied music, and from there, I just knew it was all I wanted to do.

You went onto LaGuardia High School, which is highly prestigious! Did you feel any pressure there at all?
I think going to LaGuardia encouraged me to do better. Like, I had a goal as a music student, but I suppose it was because I was constantly moved and inspired by the other students

You took a break from music after the birth of your son, did you approach music differently after this?
After the birth of my first son, I felt I had to let music take a backseat because motherhood felt far more important to me. Once he was older, I felt like I could go back to music, but I knew I had to learn to enjoy it in a different way. Because I had such a limited time to write, travel or record, I really appreciated it in a whole new way. I had newfound gratitude.

Domino Kirke side profile
Domino Kirke
Domino Kirke side profile
Domino Kirke

And now you’ve just dropped new music! What was your mindset going into it?
Just to have fun and write about where I was at as a new parent to a second child and wife. So I’ve had many realisations and victories since my last record. I just wanted to share!

What do you want people to take away from your music?
I want people to feel less alone.

You spoke about life after birth in your book, what made you want to raise awareness on this?
Too many parents have forgotten how to live in a community and support each other. We need to talk about it all more. Becoming a parent is the biggest transition of a lifetime. It’s worth talking about more!

Who would you say inspires you?
My children. They teach me to be entirely present.

What do you hope 2022 brings for you?
I hope 2022 brings a lot more travel and music performances!

Written by
Domino Kirke and Eliot Krimsky
Produced by
Eliot Krimsky
Mixed and mastered by
Rachel Alina
Mixing assistance
Peinong 'Tony' Ni, Alexann Markus and Hendrick Valera
NEW NOISE: DOMINO KIRKE

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