April 21st, 2014
Say hello to your new favourite artist Kiesa Rae Ellestad a.k.a. Kiesza.
She was born and raised in Calgary, but now works out of New York City and London.
When Kiesza was a teen, she joined the reserves of the Royal Canadian Navy and became a code breaker.
Fun fact: she was also a Miss Universe Canada contestant.
Even though her music started off as folk and acoustic, she eventually opted for something a little more uptempo and dance-oriented. This year, she put out her new single Hideaway.
The song immediately blew up in the UK, making her the fastest-selling debut of the year so far.
And if the song isn’t infectious enough, the music video will totally convert you into a mega-fan.
This thing is a GIF goldmine.
Now go forth and listen to this song on repeat because Hideaway is about to become one of the year’s biggest songs and we’re certain that Kiesza is going to dominated 2014.