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Meet your composer: Kelly Fortuin

May 4, 2015

1. How long have you been composing?

I have been composing professionally since 2012.

2. What is your creative process? How do you start creating a beat? / How do you start writing lyrics to a beat?

When writing it depends on the type of ‘beat’ that is sent and the ’emotion’ that it triggers even before I put the lyrics down. Generally also writing of own experiences but then making it relevant to the mass market.

3. What made you chose a career in this field?

It wasn’t the fact that I chose this career it was more of an outlet, a emotion I couldn’t speak about but what I could interpret on paper and even better with song. Music has always been a mechanism to deal with the emotions and feelings I wouldn’t generally speak to anyone about, so because of that, it became a platform for me to be me without fear of judgement and critic. So really I didn’t choose it, it chose me.

4. Did you do any courses for your career field?

I would say life is my course…. wink wink. That’s a smart answer I know I know.

5. What advice can you give to aspiring composers?

Compose and write what you living. You can touch so many people hearts by simply writing about the things that are happening in your life, because in some way or another, everyone goes through the same things, especially love. Overall, be bold and daring enough to follow and listen to heart as those little voice’s you hear, are god whispers attracting you to your true calling.

6. What other composer’s or artists have you worked with?

Wow tough one to mention there is so many but I will be as short as possible. Euphonik, Psyfo, Nathan Mayor, Ameen Harron, Charlton Daniels and Four7 and Luke M and many more.

7. What has been the highlight of your career?

Too many to mention, but one that sits high up there, was making it to the Top 6 for Idols 2011. That was a milestone in my life as it proved to me that I could be anything I want to be. Another highlight was performing with Parlotones, which was too awesome

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