Getting Cozy With: Kirsten Ludwig

Kirsten Ludwig
Photo by Sam Weber

Hey AMBY readers! My name is Kirsten Ludwig (that is Kuuuuursten, not Kristen or Keirsten). Currently I am wrapped up in my favourite blanket by the fireplace and listening to Gustav Holst’s ‘The Planets’ deciding on what I should ramble on about. Literary freedom is my wildfire…

Once belonging to the city limits of Calgary, AB, I now find myself existing amongst the earthy green forests and the pacific-rimmed coastline of Victoria, BC. Here, I love spending my time Sunday-brunching with friends, napping, and writing as much music as my free time will allot me to do so. Lately I have been finding melodies through my keyboard, but most of the time my sweet Cinnamon (a 70s Hagstrom Swede) and I go on deep sonic explorations together, as well as braving the sparse crowds of different venues we find ourselves playing.

Up until this year, I have been a huge fan of writing telling tales of my personal life disguised in wordy metaphors and imagery and my latest album, Drifting (released in September 2014), is a true testament to that. Most of the songs were written over the course of a year long backpacking trip around the world and are basically a word-for-word melodic representation of what I experienced or, shall I say, what I thought I experienced. As of late, I have been very intrigued by the intention you can create through a simple worded story. I think at this point in time, I am trying to write a song that I haven’t discovered yet, a song that I need – basically I am banging my head against a wall, but I can’t stop myself.

I recently hit the studio again with the talented Sam Weber, and I am embarking on a short Western Canada tour with Abraham (Sydney Batters), so I am really excited for both of those things, and also summer, I’m really excited for summer.

Thank you for reading!

Your fellow eccentric,

Kirsten

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