Karyna Micaela

Karyna Micaela

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

"Erin Austin meets Sara Bareilles, with a retro twist." - Lucinda Breeding, Little d After Dark

Biography

Armed with the encouragement of a former choir director to “save the world through song,” California native Karyna Micaela once brainstormed all the ways she could use music to do good, from sharing her passion for environmental sustainability to making statements about social injustices. After arriving in Texas' wide prairies three years ago, she realized that saving the world through song can be achieved in a more subtle way - through relationship and community. Karyna, who earned her bachelor’s degree in jazz studies, inherited the rich troubadour spirit that is tradition in this part of the country, transforming her into a more vibrant storyteller. The result is a blend of pop, jazz and folk that reflects an emotional journey to which listeners can intimately relate. The relocation changed Karyna in personal ways as well. “So many things have happened to me here that I never expected,” she says. “I’ve met incredible people. I’ve made mistakes. I’ve had my heart broken. All these things have taught me what it truly means to be human. I’ve come to realize that every day is a surprise.”

Karyna can be found sharing her piano-driven stories all over the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, playing at such reputable venues as Opening Bell Coffee and Club Dada in Dallas, Live Oak Music Hall in Fort Worth and Dan's Silverleaf in Denton. She has made appearances at several popular festivals, including the Deep Ellum Arts Festival, Taste of Addison and ArtLoveMagic's GirlShow and opened for Ernie Halter at The Aardvark in Fort Worth. Her debut EP, Everyday Surprises, produced by Zach Balch, releases this spring.

Lyrics

Natural Disaster

Written By: Karyna Micaela

VERSE 1:
She causes tremors with her nervous personality
And tsunamis with her surging waves of wrath
Some would chalk it to a social abnormality
But she's neither science nor math
When Eleanor is storming
They should put out a warning

CHORUS:
Natural disaster
World is moving faster than she's able to go
Natural disaster
Skin of alabaster, spinning out of control
A force unto herself
Leave the reckoning to someone else

VERSE 2:
When she sees the other girls so polished and pristine
She knows her hair will never fall quite right
And her makeup job is something of a horror scene
Even in the most flattering light
And it's not for lack of effort
The girl can't control the weather

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
Beautiful, unpredictable
Cherish everything that you are
Be the best version of yourself
'Cause no one else can beat you at your own heart

We prefer when it's warm
But if it weren't for the storm
We can't appreciate the rainbow
In the aftermath so calm
You got it going on

Natural disaster
Trying to move faster than she's able to go
Natural disaster
Know that you're the master of your own
Heart and soul

CHORUS

OUTRO

Windchimes & Honeybees

Written By: Karyna Micaela

VERSE 1:
Why does everything remind me of you?
Sidewalk initials on a warm afternoon
I know it's nothing new
But now I know that it's true
When you lose someone
You lose a part of you too

CHORUS:
Windchimes and honeybees
Still bring me to my knees
I feel defeated like the stones on the ground
'Cause you're no longer here to show me around
Windchimes and honeybees
Still bring me to my knees
I know you'll always be here with me
Like windchimes & honeybees

VERSE 2:
Boysenberries and ripe apricots
Now a patch of dirt that springtime forgot
No blossoms left on the vine
Who'd a thought we'd run out of time?
How I wish we had some more time

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
Windchimes stir and sparkle
Like the sparkles in your eyes
I can still see you dancing with honeybees
And fireflies

CHORUS

I'll look to the sky
I'll look to the sky
I know you'll always be here with me
Like windchimes and honeybees
Windchimes and honeybees
Windchimes and honeybees

On the Good Road

Written By: Karyna Micaela

VERSE 1:
We pile in our green VW bus
Makes the people stare at us
They can't help but talk to us
We smile as the people wave at us
Taking photographs of us
In our green VW bus

Who knows where the journey goes?
On the good road again

CHORUS (vocalized)

VERSE 2:
The road is so very straight and long
But we play our favorite song
Man, it helps us get along
Who knows where we're gonna rest our heads
Or if we'll even get a bed
We'll just pushing on ahead

That's how we're living in the now
On the good road again

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
With love as our destination
We can't not enjoy the ride
In a land full of inspiration
Kind people on our side
Had more fun that we thought we would
There's no doubt that the road is good

BREAKDOWN:
On the good road
On the good road
On the good road
On the good road again
On the good road
On the good road
On the good road
On the good road again

CHORUS

Question Mark

Written By: Karyna Micaela

VERSE 1:
Sun in a jar
Bicycles near and far away
I feel alive today
Come tomorrow
Would I trade it all for sorrow
Rain or thunder
I can't help but wonder
All I really know
Is life is a question mark

CHORUS:
Never know, never know what could light that spark
Life is a question mark
Never know, tomorrow may be bright or dark
Life is a question mark

VERSE 2:
Ripple effects
Boxes left unchecked
But it's exciting
The fun is in igniting
It's hard to believe
The possibilities
'Round every corner
I can feel them getting warmer
It's wonderful to know
That life is a question mark

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
You're the author of your story
You're responsible for all your glory

CHORUS

Needle & Thread

Written By: Karyna Micaela

VERSE 1:
Fool me once, shame on you
But I've got seconds and thirds and fourths
And maybe fifths, too
All I know is I can't let go
The more I see, the less I seem to know

Damaged beyond repair
This is not normal wear

CHORUS:
I need a needle and thread
For the hole in my heart that you bled
Several tears, countless snags
From the jagged-sharp words that you said
I don't know why I keep letting you make me cry
But I'd give my kingdom for a needle and thread

VERSE 2:
They say time heals all, but I don't have time
I'm still drastically searching for
What's rightfully mine
Gotta put myself together, but I don't know how
I've been tread upon more times than I'd like to allow

Here I am on my knees
Somebody fix me, please

CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL/VOCAL SOLO

CHORUS

Discography

"Everyday Surprises" EP

Set List

Enough original material to cover a two hour set, plus some covers; additional cover material can be prepared at request.