Kai Rivers

About me

Hey! My name is Kai. I am a 14 genderqueer from Bulgaria and soon I will play in a rock band (yup, I am not playing yet :S) My favorite groups are Rammstein, Nightwish, Foreigner, Three Days Grace,Scorpions,Whitesnake and Red.:)






What is music to you? What does it give you?

I'd say music gives me...meaning and peace. I love meaningful songs and I try to live by them every day !

What is your music dream?

I want to make a rock group and be a star...although,is this really possible ? I mean,most people these days listen to pop music. Why? I don't know...I really don't...We live in a strange world...

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

There are a lot of things to change in this world. But maybe I'd start with removing stereotypes. For example,why should a women wear makeup , have long hair and wear a dress to be 'feminine'? You can be feminine with a shaggy hair and a top! Or,why is a man forbidden to cry and wear makeup ? I mean,when a guy does that he is immediately labeled as 'gay'. This is unfair... And our educational system? It tries to make all students THE SAME. It claims to prepare students for the future but its' methods are ... old. Today's society values communication skills and creativity not obeying everything you are told.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Foreigner's 'Yesterday'. I know that is a song about breakup but it really gave me a lot of meaning when my mum committed suicide and I wasn't sure why (I still aren't). Also,I love Любе's 'позови меня'. It was my mum's favorite song. Christina Aguilera ' s 'Hurt' and last but not least 'Mama said'Metalica

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Foreigner,Rammstein,Nightwish,Robert Wauu,RED,TFK, Iron Maiden, Scorpions,Judas Priest,Uriah Heep,Nickelback (yup,you read that right :D)

What inspires you to make music?

People. People inspire me to make music. We can be so beautiful , yet so rotten on the inside.. So rich,yet so poor. So smart,yet so stupid. Society separates us and tries to give us a LABEL. A black man,white men,high school drop out,drunk addict...Lets refuse to be LABELS. Lets be people. Am I saying everyone should be treated equally? No..We are unique with different gifts , problems , interests ...

What is the message you want to send with your music?

To not take anything for granted. You will get to the end of life just to understand you lived according to society's standards,you let someone else control you. Life is a gift. Your arms and legs are a gift. Your family is a gift. Your hearing and sight are a gift. From God? I believe so,but you are free to believe in whoever you want. :)

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

A lot of things. I've seen a lot of popular musicians who can't sing. Their live performances are terrible ! But I've also seen a lot of talented musicians who want to sing one genre but since there isn't a lot of money that can be made with it , they settle for a different genre that they don't like.

What do you think of Drooble?

It is amazing ! :) Every musician should have a Drooble.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

How the younger generation listens to music with a lack of talent,lack of passion,lack of meaning. I've had friends who say thats its not the kids' poor taste of music,it is the current trends. Kids try to 'keep up with the trends'. It's not like the government banned all other music genres,locked you in a room with no glasses just 4 white walls and made you listen to nothing else but pop,is it?

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yup. I attend a lot of concerts big and small. :)

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Nowadays ? Autotune and good - looks

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Powerwolf,Disciple,Robert Wauu