There is a special place in my for all things unconventional. So when I heard that 8 time Martial Art champion winner Kacy Moon was releasing a single, I knew that I had to speak to her.
The 24 year old singer began her martial arts career at the tender age of 5. By 9 years old she was on one of the most sought after teams in the US, XMA, alongside actor Taylor Lautner. After having some moderate success in the acting world Kacy turned her attention to her true passion – music.
Here’s what happened when we spoke about the release of her new single and more.
Describe the moment where you realised that music was something that you wanted to pursue?
If you had asked me this when I was 5 years old I would have told you I wanted to be a singer when I grew up! But the moment I became serious about it was around 15. I’d been taking voice lessons for a few years at that point, but 15 was when I met with my first producer and wrote and recorded my first batch of songs.
How does your love for martial arts feed into your music?
When I really began competitive martial arts, I was always on a stage performing. I realized how much I loved being up there, doing something I was good at, and have people recognize and appreciate that. There’s no better feeling! Performing music is the same thing, just in a different setting.
If you could only do music or martial arts which would you pick and why?
Definitely music! Martial arts was an amazing stepping stone for me, it really showed me that there’s more out there and that you can do great things if you really work hard at it. I had hit my peak in the martial arts world, so a career in entertainment (singing and acting) was the obvious next step for me.
Having had so much success in the sporting arena is there any pressure to be equally as successful in your music career?
I wouldn’t say there’s pressure, but I do have that drive to be the best I can be. I think that’s healthy though.
Let’s talk about the music, what was the writing process like for ‘What do I do’ ?
So “What Do I Do” was the third song I wrote and recorded with my producer Szabo. It started off by us figuring out what tempo and vibe we wanted, and then the melody and lyrics took shape. The song was pretty much written in 6 hours!
What is the song really about?
It’s about a boyfriend who you feel is starting to take you for granted. You’re starting to feel unappreciated. But you remember how it used to be and how far you’ve come, so it’s a hard decision to make – move on and start over, or stick things out and hope they get better.
What direction do you see your music heading in moving forward?
In the next few years I see myself releasing a lot of new music, growing my fan base, and selling out shows! I love being in the studio, but I thrive on a stage!
Any final shoutouts or plugs?
I really wanna give a shoutout to Szabo! We worked so well together and he really helped me lock down my sound.