indie pop artist & entrepreneur, kingsley, expands the listening experience of her new album with a podcast, cocktail recipe and lipstick line.
July 9, 2021
On the heels of the release of her successful new album “Crying On Holidays”, critically-acclaimed Portland indie-pop artist Kingsley has announced that she is taking the listening experience to a whole new level with the launch of a companion Podcast, a signature cocktail recipe book, and a lipstick collection inspired by the record’s first three singles. “Crying On Holidays” is Kingsley’s sophomore release with a distinct sound that gives the entire project a creative, whimsical personality, with Kingsley flexing her artistic prowess. “Crying on Holidays” features three hit singles “I’m Fine,” “Therapy,” and “All Me” plus seven additional tracks.
Expanding the offering for her fans, Kingsley introduced the “Crying On Holidays, Album Tell All” Podcast, which made its debut in late June, giving a deeper dive into what critics are hailing as the singer-songwriter’s “most honest and deeply personal record to-date. Added to this is “Drinking On Holidays”, which features 11 recipes with each corresponding to a track on Crying On Holidays, which was written by Kingsley and Karen Khounthavong and illustrated by Diamond Turner and is available at https://www.iamkingsley.com/shop.
Created to be a “synergistic listening experience,” to enjoy while listening to the album, each drink was hand-selected by Kingsley and Khounthavong to “give fans insight into the record’s who, what, when, where, and how it was written paired with the drink that I felt summed up the song perfectly,” said Kingsley. In addition to the Podcast and cocktail book, Kingsley has also partnered with Event Cosmetics to launch the Kingsley Lipstick Collection By Event Cosmetics. Featuring three colors – each inspired by her first three singles from Crying On Holidays “I’m Fine,” “Therapy,” and “All Me” – each shade was created with the intention of inclusiveness of every skin color.
“I got the idea for the book after demoing my album back at the start of 2019 with my friend who loves to make me cocktails and talk about music,” said Kingsley. “We wanted to have a listening party and just share drinks with close friends and super fans. But, because of Covid, I had to get a little bit more creative and thus the recipe mixology idea bloomed.”
For more information about Kingsley’s music, visit iamkingsley.com and Social Media: Facebook: Kingsley Music Instagram: @yokingsleymusic Twitter: @yokingsleymusic
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