Calling Texas her home, Middle Eastern-born Kimia Penton was raised in London and travelled to most parts of the world, absorbing different cultures which undoubtedly had a profound effect on her as a singer and songwriter. This is evident in her latest release, “Lessons From Life and Love”.
Released today, the eight-track EP displays a soothing presence of the violin (well executed by the songstress; a skill she perfected since the age of seven). The fiddle is accompanied by the equally heavenly guitars and occasionally the sweetness of the piano. Also a psychologist, Kimia lyrics often reflect on insights and observations of life themes that are relatable…and it really shows in her latest offerings as every single word carries a heartfelt delivery of unconditional love, love that never was and losing love ones.
Second effort, “Pieces” is everything expected from a classic love song: the acoustic guitar and violin introduces the three minute almost stripped back production, before both instruments switches direction, creating a rich Middle Eastern vibe.
An infectious EDM drive made an entry in the EP through “Memories of You”, giving a perfect touch to her signature simplistic fusion. The sultry princess gives a stunning acoustic version of Emeli Sande’s hit, “My Kind Of Love”, with the violin injecting that Middle Eastern delight before the EP drawing to an end with another outstanding stripped back number, “Start Again”.
To add to her impressive CV, Kimia has developed her own course material for teaching music and songwriting for young people. Let’s hope her students inherit her capacity of turning a love note into timeless classics.
“Lessons From Life and Love” is now available from SoundCloud.