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Kiesa Rae Ellestad, known by her stage name Kiesza, is a 25-year-old pop star hailing from Canada. At an early age, Kiesza showed great promise and love for ballet, however, by the age of 15, an altering injury would change her focus and ultimately provide new footing for a flourishing future career in the music industry. This summer Kiesza released the infectious dance-pop single, “Hideaway,” along with a powerhouse video lurid with dances moves and urban flavor. Freshly of the release of her debut album, “Sound of a Woman” on October 17th, Kiesza stopped by Noisey to talk about her life, music, and her iconic video “Hideaway” which stands at 142 million views and counting on YouTube.
Hideaway was filmed on Brooklyn, New York Streets where graffiti served as the creative backdrop behind her amazing dance moves. What comes across instantly from Noisey’s interview with Kiesza is her recognition of how new this experience of being a pop star has changed her life, from no days off, to random fans recognizing her on the streets. There’s a sense of acceptance of this new found stardom in her life, and her willingness to not be afraid to show viewers that she’s still trying to navigate what it all means.
Kiesza comes across as delightfully down to earth and genuine. While the future seems bright for the budding pop star, it’s the help of locals who joined her to reenact her “Hideaway” video that steals the show. If you don’t believe me, view the video for yourself, and make sure you check out Kiesza’s debut album, “Sound of a Woman” in stores now.