Pop singer-songwriter, musician, visual artist Kira Takei
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Kira Takei

The process behind Our Sunset

"Our Sunset"

There were no words for such a long time - no lyrics, no journaling. How could a pen and paper keep up with all the thoughts and feelings in my head? When I tried to write, I felt tears about to fall and I felt sick to my stomach. No words could ever explain all that comes with grief and trauma. But as time passed, words felt more and more accessible to describe what happened, and help me understand how I feel. It was so important for me to write this song, for so many reasons. It has helped me process and feel connected. I knew if I didn’t write this song, it would try to write itself in every other song, dance, or piece of art I create - it wanted to come out of me. And although it was hard, I stood patient with myself in trying to find the right words, and eventually I completed it.

Yes, a lot of performative art is for the audience - what looks best, what would read best, how the audience would follow a storyline, how can we make the audience relate, etc., but this song is truly for a select group of people. It is for myself, peers, and for our two dancing angels. Of course, if you can relate to it or find joy from it I am so thankful, but there is a major difference in intention. That’s something I had to keep in mind while writing and creating this song; not to be attentive to how the audience will feel it, but more so to how I feel it, and what feels right to me. Creating a song fully for your own healing and processing almost feels like a gift of self love. I cannot stress enough how much I needed to create this song.

Our two angels dance in the sky every evening to remind us that life is a beautiful, colorful, vibrant gift. The sunset will never just be a pretty view - it is our girls reminding us we’re not alone, and to shine like them, and grow with them.

I hope you all know how loved you are, and understand your importance to this world. Thank you for standing strong, and being brave enough to live through each day. It is truly a gift - never take it for granted.

Our Sunset music single launch!

Kira Takei Our Sunset cover art

Kira's new single, Our Sunset, is out now! You can hear it on all major streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music, and there is a Hyperfollow page that links to all. You can also download the full-resolution version of the song for free by signing up for Kira's newsletter.

Our Sunset
Memories are pressed like flowers
And the ripples are as bad as the wave
With unsaid promises everyone has made

We’re here in this room again
As the lights dim and fade
This is where we love
And this is where we’ll stay

You dance in the sky
In oranges, blues, pinks, and purples
It shines, like you
It grows, with you

Your love breathes in all of us
It’s in the breeze
Words fail time again
Light or apologies

Scenes replay again
By the smallest of things
This Is how we love
And this is how we’ll stay

You dance in the sky
In oranges, blues, pinks, and purples
It shines, like you
It grows, with you

Song Credits
Written by Kira Takei
Produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Kevin McNoldy
All vocals performed by Kira Takei

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