1. Ksenia is a beautiful name. What is the origin?
Thank you very much! The name, Ksenia, comes from Greece. Xenia translates as hospitality. Fun fact, my name is ranked the 6430th most commonly used name in the world. It’s pronounced Kiss-en-ee-uh.
2. Your voice is beautiful. When did you first begin singing?
Thank you very much. I began singing in the kindergarten. Good times! And then I could not stop. I was singing and singing and still singing. I love it.
3. Tell us about your background in film and comedy as well!
I love film and comedy. I got an MFA in acting for film; In school they taught me how to make a movie from scratch. And that got me started. I made many short films and even one feature film, romantic comedy “THIS MUCH”, I co-wrote, produced, starred in it, and did all the soundtracks. I even won best actress for it, just like I dreamt to. The other thing is I was always funny, not even on purpose. I was doing my singing shows and talked to the audience in between songs, and everyone was laughing. And then I thought maybe i should take a standup class, and I loved doing standup. But then I was too exhausted doing all of it and recently made a decision to focus just on music. I am happy that i’ve had so much comedy and film experience, it only helps my music, i am looking to incorporate it all in my music videos.
4. You have a lot of followers on IG. Do you enjoy being an influencer?
Believe it or not, having lots of followers on Instagram is a lot of work! I do enjoy it I guess. I don’t know, I look at it like at the portfolio of everything I’ve been doing, and I love connecting to my followers; everyone is so supportive of what I am doing.
5. If you could play any stage, anywhere…where would it be and why?
I would love to have a show at the Staple center. I went to see so many shows there, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Adele, Alicia Keys, Grammys, Cher. It’s time I have a show there 😉
6. What is the new single entitled? Can you tell us a bit about the song?
New single called Let Somebody Love You is about a person who has a hard time letting people in and giving and receiving love. This is how most of us are these days. No one wants to commit to any relationship; we are playing it too cool. We have all been hurt, and we don’t want to get hurt again. Inspired by true events, of course. I think lots of people can relate.
7. Where are your favorite places to go in NYC ?
You know I love comedy, so I love to go to a Comedy Cellar for a good laugh. I enjoy live music shows at places like Rockwood Music Hall, and I love watching Broadway shows. I watched so many already. I also enjoy watching movies by myself. I am a bit weird. I also enjoy long walks in Central Park.
8. Do blondes have more fun?
Nah. With all the work I constantly have to do I feel like I don’t have any fun at all lol. So, I believe people of all hair colors are capable of having the same amount of fun. 😉
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