There comes a time in one's life when you need to trust your gut, not let others mold you into something you're not, take charge of your life, and show people who you really are. For Kristine Elezaj, the twenty-something pop bombshell who Billboard magazine called a cross between Britney Spears and Rihanna, that time is now and the project she's making that mark on is her forthcoming album that she's currently working on with executive producer Blair Taylor. Co-writing every track on the new album Kristine is still sticking to her performing roots; however her new album (yet to be named) will feature a mix of powerful, soulful urban world influenced pop anthems mixed with a newfound vulnerability only found when you decide to truly be comfortable with trusting yourself. "I'm not afraid to be myself through my music and take risks. This album has become a purge of the deepest parts of my heart & is truly me at this moment and the skin of the woman I'm continuing to grow into." Getting her start at the famed Sugar Bar in New York City when legendary duo Ashford & Simpson were in the audience and began singing backing vocals on Kristine's rendition of Aretha Franklin's "Respect." "After the show, Nick came up to me said he wanted to help me and he ended up being my mentor. He encouraged me to write and I took his advice and worked really hard. I really have blossomed from those days and will always be humbly grateful," explains Kristine.
And that's exactly who Kristine is musically, lyrically, and personally – a complex mix of hard and soft. On the one side she's confident, bold, sexually expressive, and a self-described tomboy, and counts among her favorite things gun-shooting, paintball, horror films, and rally car racing (a lifelong hobby, in fact). And, on the other side she's vulnerable, introspective, admittedly "super-sensitive," and oh-so-girly and loves dressing up, watching musicals, and lights up when talking about her favorite designers Rick Owens, Vivienne Westwood, and Helmut Lang which, not coincidentally are designers that also offer up a creative mix of hard and soft, tough and sweet, edgy and contemporary.
Kristine popped in to famed Italian eatery Buca di Beppo Time Square who honored Kristine this passed week with their famed Celeb VIP handprint ceremony while she traveled the east coast promoting her single "Echo"!
If you missed it Kristine sat down with the amazing crew of Good Day DC to perform a special acoustic version of her single "Echo" and chat about her start and life in the music industry! Check out the full performance and interview on www.fox5dc.com now!
Preorder Kristine's new song "Euphoria" on Itunes on Feb. 23rd and purchase across all digital platforms on March 8th!!
Behind the scenes!! Kristine collabs again with photographer Sasha Samsonova! Stay tuned for the stunning new shoot coming soon!!
Exciting new features are coming to KristineElezaj.com! I'll be shooting new video content for my fans to take you even further into my world and everything behind the music. I'll be chatting about the making of my latest project & further music in the works, special behind the scenes captures with my team, fashion/beauty/fitness... You name it! If you have anything you've been dying to ask or things you'd love to see tweet or message your questions to the contact section while we're gearing up! I love chatting with you all across my social media and can't wait to further connect with you here!
LATEST RELEASE ON ITUNES! "Could You Be The One"
It's a new year and that means new music coming from Kristine! Before she get's ready to drop the new tunes and bring you even further into her world with new spicy shoots and videos head to Itunes now and grab the latest single from her new project titled "Could You Be The One"!
Come dance and join Kristine behind the scenes working with her long time choreographer Kevin Maher to one of her new single's "Freakshow" which you can get on Itunes now along with "Echo" from her new project! So excited to bring you into the studios as Kristine gets ready for new videos & shows. Confirming dates now for end of Oct. in Vegas so check back for your chance to see Kristine LIVE!
If you missed Kristine guest host this weekend on Dash Radio don't worry you still get another chance to listen to her on Solar Sound Clash this coming Sunday again 4-6pm PST! Download the app now on your smartphones or listen on DashRadio.com for FREE! You won't want to miss this it's your chance to get an exclusive listen of her new single dropping soon "Could You Be The One" before anyone else only on Dash!
Kristine recently collaborated with Fashion Photographer Sasha Samsonova on new shoot. We know you'll love it as much as we do. You can check out all the new pictures in the gallery now!
After months in the studio collaborating with executive producer Blair Taylor the first of many long awaiting songs from Ms. Elezaj is finally here! Exploring a more darker, sexy and slight urban influenced tone; ECHO co-written by Kristine & Kloe Shinn is available now on ITunes. Head over to the MEDIA page to take a look at the official music video directed by : Jose Omar & Cat Rendic.