Kai Altair

Kai Altair

 New York City, New York, USA
BandEDMRock

Kai Altair creates hypnotic dance music blending ancient, and modern rhythms with rock roots. Her unique sound and eye catching style are catching fire in New York City, and online communities around the world. Like Fever Ray, Bat for Lashes, and Bjork, Kai's music is deep, moving, and addictive.

Biography

Often seen bellydancing barefoot on stage backed by electronics, guitars, and hand drums, Kai Altair mesmerizes audiences with an ethereal voice and captivating lyrics. Influenced by dance culture, myth, and storytelling, Kai is classically trained songwriter, with an ear for blending synths, tribal rhythms, and futuristic beats. Her heartfelt, mysterious music leads us happily into temptation, while exuding the strength of femininity.

Since launching her solo career last year, Kai Altair has become one of New York City's most sought after new performers. Bursting onto the Brooklyn music scene with her debut EP Star of The Sea, Kai quickly fell into a rhythm of constant creation. A lover of collaboration, Kai's creative visions often involve a collective of rising stars from the dance, circus, and costume worlds. Last year, in addition to a packed performance schedule in venues and parties across the city, Kai wrote two songs for the award-winning feature film Exposed, and was asked to star in the faerie-tale circus musical, "The Wonderneath," sponsored by Swarovski Crystal.

Hailed by CBS News as a "modern day mermaid," Kai is also the creatrix of "Mermaid Lagoon,” an annual benefit show for The Waterkeeper Alliance, and the world oceans. Currently writing new songs for recording and performance, Kai's latest release is "Shine," written for the sultry, magical short film The Hidden Sister. Along with live performances in New York City, her eye catching music videos and live webcasts have been spanning the 7 seas via online communities, and sparking a devoted international fan base. With her hypnotic music calling out fans from Norway to Egypt, California to the UK, Kai is weaving a spell that few can resist.

Lyrics

Here She Comes

Written By: Kai Altair

Here she comes through the mist
Here she comes through the night
And you can tell by the way she smiles, she's on fire
And what are you gonna do, what are you gonna do with your mind?

Over in the meadow she will keep you from your sleep
Over where the sea turns to stars
Over by the window underneath the silver moon
She will teach you all her mystic charms
And here she comes

You were lost, now you're found
Locked away underground
But she can tell by the way you sigh, you'll be fine
And what are you gonna do, what are you gonna do with your time?

Mamma Ocean

Written By: Kai Altair

There's a hole in my soul that's lost at sea
And I don't know where to go, or how to be
I could never take my heart from thee
You're in my wine, you're in my blood, you're all I weep

Oh Mamma Ocean, Oh Mamma Ocean, Oh Mamma Ocean
Mamma Oceana, Ocean
Mamma Oceana, Ocean

I try to walk, I try to talk, I try to swim
And you don't know what I have done, and where I've been
I can never find my way back in
So far apart from where you are, from all I am

Oh Mamma Ocean, Oh Mamma Ocean, Oh Mamma Ocean
Mamma Oceana, Ocean
Mamma Oceana, Ocean

But I come from you, and I go back to you
Come, come, come from you, and I go back to you

Oh Mamma Ocean, Oh Mamma Ocean, Oh Mamma Ocean
Mamma Oceana, Ocean
Mamma Oceana, Ocean

Howl

Written By: Kai Altair

Kiss me under the willow
Keep me under you pillow
Come on baby, you know I should go
But I'm so hazy, I can't get to the door

Aaaaaooooooooowwww....

Make me undo my halo
Take me some place only you go
Come on baby, baby, you know I should go
But I'm so hazy, I can't even say no

Aaaaaooooooooowwww......

And I feel like there's something chasin' me now Aaaoooww....
And I feel like you're throwin' chains around me AAoooow....

Aaaaaooooooooowwww....

Long Ago & Far Away

Written By: Kai Altair

When the moon was in the third house of the sun
and a magick spell could never come undone
they shattered all the secrets from above
and scattered all the pieces of our love
And I couldn't run away, and I could stay
I couldn't say the things I wanted to say

I still remember what you said to me
I still remember to this day
I still recall a distant melody
But that was so long ago and far away

Now all across the sand, and all across the sky
We had found a way to open up the night
And draw down little pieces of her light
And there are just some secrets you can't hide
What did we know?
What did we say?
Under a burning sun, it faded away

But, I still remember what you said to me
I still remember to this day
I still recall a distant melody
But that was so long ago and far away

That was so long ago
That was so long ago
How could I ever know my part today?

That was so long ago, and far away.....

Sail Away

Written By: Kai Altair

You're a day dream
You're a night dream
Your're a moonbeam, and I'm so sleepy
But I can't seem to get you off my mind in the moonlight
Well, my head's dizzy it won't listen
But I can't help it, I just felt you
And I can't seem to get you off my mind at all

I wanna sail away on a sea of heavenly loveshine
I wanna sail away while we still got dreams in our eyes
So call the high tide, I'll call the low tide
And we'll go sail away on a sea of love tonight

Well it's too late, and I'm still waiting for
Some dream that just won't save me
Cause I just wanna hold you all night long in the moonlight
My world's spinnin' and you're in it
And you sparkle, and you glimmer
And I don't even wonder what I see at all

I wanna sail away on a sea of heavenly loveshine
I wanna sail away while we still got dreams in our eyes
So call the high tide, I'll call the low tide
And we'll go sail away on a sea of love tonight

Discography

"Here She Comes" single: released August 2009
"Star of The Sea" EP: released October 2009
"Shine" Single: released October 2010