10 Questions With Kinneret About Her New Project 'All That I Know' [Q&A]

Photo: Wyatt Nash

Quirk pop is coming to us in the form of free spirit, creative outlier, and all-around fearless expressive Kinneret. Wanting to know more about her ethereal music and latest project All That I Know we reached out via e-mail to narrow down this mysterious, fun, and meta-open artist. 

Ones To Watch: Who is Kinneret?

Kinneret: “Kinneret” translates to “harp.” I’m Kinneret, and I love making music!

What is All That I Know all about?

This album is about everything I’ve learned so far about living a happy life. My main takeaways: believe in yourself, spend time doing what you love, and remember that you don’t really know anything, so you might as well believe what inspires you.

What the heck is ‘psychedelic indie space cowgirl? How’d you settle on your sound?

That’s a term someone once used to describe my music, and I felt like it really captured the vibe. Psychedelic, because of the trippy synths and lyrics. Indie, because of my honest sound and approach. Space-cowgirl, because I’m out here doing my own thing!! I’ve also gotten “Weirdcore,” “Magical Realism,” and “Children's Book Energy...” all of which also work. The truth is, I didn’t pick a sound and decide to make songs that fit into it... I made a bunch of songs, and they all sound like me, and that’s what connects them into one sound. I’m proud to have my own mish-mosh of genres and call it my own.

Any collaborations or features? Who produced the album?

This album features MKULTRA for the chorus of “Where’s the Forest” (a duo nobody expected but everybody needed), phogen and Mitchy James on “Blades of Grass” (two close friends of mine, which adds to the sweet sentiment of the song), and Dev Lemons at the end of “Soon You’re Gonna Know” (an icon who’s also out here doing her own thing). I produced the title track and co-produced the rest of the album, some songs more than others. 070 Sebastian, phogen, SpaceKing, Big Franco, save2, and Nathaniel Clay are the talented producers I worked with to make this project happen.

How do you feel your sound has evolved or changed since your first album?

Since making my first album, I’ve grown up a lot—I’ve fallen in love, I’ve traveled to new places, I’ve made new mistakes — that wisdom reveals itself in both the lyrics and the sound of my new album. I wrote my first album as a high school teenager, and you can tell... in the most wonderful way. It’s full of angsty lyrics about school and feeling like I’m alone. I’m not as angry at the world now, so my lyrics have changed. I make sure to sing about the things I love.

The instrumentals of my songs have also evolved. On my first album, instead of producing my own stuff or working directly with producers, I simply wrote lyrics to finished beats that my friend sent me. I tailored the vocals to the beat. Now, it goes the other way. The beats on my new album were crafted for the vocals themselves.

I want to be clear, though: I wouldn’t have made my first album in any other way. There is real magic in that raw, DIY sound of a passionate kid who has things to say. I’m so grateful for my younger self and all of her creative pride.

Can we expect more of this style in the future, or is it a constant evolution?

You can definitely expect more of this style, just more refined. The longer I make music, the more tools I get to execute my ideas, and the more accurately I can honor my visions. I also plan on self-producing more of my songs. When I write AND produce a song, I feel like it captures my energy in its entirety, and that’s super rewarding. The title track of All That I Know was entirely self-produced, so that is a good taste of what you’ll be hearing in the future.

Besides this excellent album, what else should we be on the lookout for?

I’m going on my first tour this April!! I’ll be headlining five cities, with support from okayceci and local acts. I absolutely cannot wait to meet my community in real life and hang out with the lovely people who have been supporting me. I first gained a following during the pandemic, so for the longest time, it felt like my fans existed online. I’m so excited to sing and dance with them in the same room.

What's inspiring you right now outside of music?

Physical fitness is a newly found love of mine. I’ve never been a gym rat (I never even played on a sports team as a kid) but I’ve recently found a new excitement towards physically challenging myself. I’m realizing that little bursts of controlled suffering are exactly what I need sometimes, as an outlet. My mind tends to find unnecessary reasons to suffer; if I push myself through physical discomfort for an hour in the morning, I let some of that out and feel a little more content throughout the day. Plus, after locking in my upcoming tour, I realized that I better get in shape if I’m going to be jumping around on stage all night!

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Who are your Ones To Watch?

Dev Lemons, MKULTRA, phogen, Mitchy James, Leila Lamb, Mr. Vacation, okayceci. Check them out and get inspired!

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