Show-stopping vocals, charismatic confidence, and fighting spirit on full display, GRAMMY® Award- winning multiplatinum singer, songwriter, and one-fifth of Pentatonix Kirstin Maldonado emerges as a solo powerhouse on her debut EP [RCA Records]. Embracing a variety of electronic influences ranging from James Blake to Alina Baraz, she expresses a different side of herself, illuminating dancefloor-ready soundscapes with her seismic and stunning delivery. The first of this release is “Break A Little.” The announcement of her new single comes after considerable speculation, with fans buzzing about the possibility of a solo project since May 5th’s premiere of Helena Legend’s “Dose of You,” which does in fact include vocals from the Pentatonix standout.
Helena Legend Featuring kirstin
“Dose Of You”
Her debut single “Break a Little” is the first of new music from kirstin, who will also release her debut EP this summer via RCA Records. “Break a Little” is available to stream/download across all digital service providers now. (WATCH ABOVE)
Produced by David Pramik, “Break a Little” is a musical departure from kirstin’s a cappella roots, and finds the singer exploring a stylized combination of pop vocals and electronic production. An evocative mix of piano chords and breathy synths paired with kirstin’s standout vocals, “Break a Little” is an emotional, yet reaffirming track, as the chorus breaks out into a dance-y, infectious beat while the singer declares, “Every time I see your face, I break a little.”
Kirstin started honing the voice millions know and love as a child in Arlington, TX. At 7-years-old, she went from singing Disney classics in front of the TV to flawlessly belting out a Shania Twain anthem during her mom’s wedding. Growing up, she devoted every minute to singing, remaining active in musical theater through college. On a whim, she and some friends auditioned for NBC’s The Sing-Off in 2011, and Pentatonix was born. Since then, the group has won three GRAMMY® Awards, received a Daytime Emmy® nomination, had seven albums reach top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, sold out shows across the globe and starred in their own network Christmas Special. Their RIAA certified gold self-titled album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart while That’s Christmas To Me has been certified double platinum and A Pentatonix Christmas certified platinum. 2017 sees her grow and evolve inside of the group and out.