Kit Dylan Arrieta

Kit Dylan Arrieta

 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Kit Dylan Arrieta is one of the most captivating singer/songwriters to emerge onto the Seattle music scene after producing a palette of songs that injected a pure, yet venomous potion of love, lust, and desire into the hearts and minds of her audience with the release of "Cry on Cue" in winter 2008.

Biography

Kit Dylan Arrieta is a musician whom has taken the art of songwriting and placed it into a unique category with her signature tales of love, lust, and desire.

Born in Manila, Philippines, Dylan migrated to the United States of America via Honolulu, Hawaii with her family at the tender age of five. Raised in a musical household, Dylan began playing guitar and singing while attending the third grade at Ewa Elementary School on the island of Oahu. She developed her musicianship throughout the years and while attending college in Seattle, Washington, Dylan was inspired to write and perform her original diary of songs at local coffee houses, bars, and clubs, and other venues throughout the Pacific Northwest.

As an audience began to take an interest in her music, Dylan surprised her fans with the release of her first album, "Cry on Cue" in December 2008. This two-disc CD also contained three music videos. The song titled, "Suffocated," was filmed on location in Downtown and West Seattle. The songs "Cry on Cue" and "Cylon 8" were filmed on location in Miami, Florida. The entire album, compiled of songs written during a time of self-exploration and heart-felt desire, received a Grammy Nomination in 2010 under the category "Alternative Pop/Rock."

The quality of songwriting that Kit Dylan Arrieta possesses inspires the listener to dwell in places their life and heart may have ventured, but ultimately her poetic style of storytelling seals the notions that love is limitless and bound only by the interpreter.

Recently, Dylan returned to her childhood home in Hawaii to be present with her family after a long hiatus. Dylan performs as an acoustic solo artist throughout Hawaii and also records and performs with her band, which is compiled of a diverse group of musicians that aspire her to create songs that are hard-driven and empowering.

During a recent interview, Dylan acknowledge that Dave Matthews, Damien Rice, and the Indigo Girls were a few of her musical influences that may have inspired her to weave her tapestry of songs.

Kit Dylan Arrieta resides over her own record company, "Dylan Records," which overseas the publications, performances, and distribution of her music.

Currently, Dylan is in the studio mixing and mastering her much anticipated second album to be released in 2011. This album is being recorded and mastered at Mirror Sound Studios in Seattle, Washington, where her musical career is rooted and flourished.

Lyrics

Suffocated

Written By: Kit Dylan Arrieta

Last night you asked me to stay
I said, “Baby, not another day”
I kissed you gently on your lips
Said, “Goodbye, you’ll be missed”

‘Cause I
I wanted to leave you behind
But not like this
Hope you know that I cannot give
My heart to you

In the world discovering places
I would never see with you
On my own meeting new faces
And doing things I like to do

But I
I still reminisce those times
When I had less than this
Hope you know that I’ll make it big
Without you
Without you

‘Cause I remember when you were not there for me
You made me promises that you could not keep
I can’t pretend (can’t pretend) that we’re fine
‘Cause I can no longer breathe
You suffocated me

Last night
I said goodbye
You’ll be missed
Baby
I kissed (I kissed)
Your lips (your lips)
Last night
Goodbye

Cylon 8

Written By: Kit Dylan Arrieta

I was never into SciFi
Until I saw your spine pulse up while making love
I was never into spacecraft
Until I saw you raptor jump onto my screen

But I’m still waiting for you to add me as
A friend on Myspace
For you to meet me in a real space
Although you’re known to be straight
I wanna date you Cylon 8

Now I got you on my dradis
You’re the latest love of my life
Well you can be my lieutenant
And I the tenant aboard your ship

Still I am waiting for you to add me as
A friend on Myspace
For you to meet me in a real space
Let’s resurrect you today
I wanna date you Cylon 8
It’s not too late
Cylon 8

Cylon 8
Cylon 8
Eight
‘Cause I’ve been waiting a fracking long time
For someone to blow my mine
When you do what you do I’m inspired by you
So Sharon please be mine

Still I am waiting for you to add me as
A friend on Myspace
For you to meet me in a real space
Let’s program you to be my mate
I wanna date you Cylon 8
I wanna date you Cylon 8
I wanna date you Cylon 8
It’s not too late
Cylon 8
It’s not too late
I wanna date you

Saving Grace

Written By: Kit Dylan Arrieta

Some new feeling in my gut
It’s about you
Should I open up my heart?
Would you come in and begin
A life with me?

You are the epitome of beautiful
And you are everything that’s great
And I am a poor and lonely broken soul
And you’re my saving grace
And I love you

Would it be too much to ask to hold me?
A memory that would last for eternity
Only you would understand my being
Since you held out your hand
I am breathing
‘Cause I believe

You are the epitome of beautiful
And you are everything that’s great
And I am a poor and lonely broken soul
And you’re my saving grace

‘Cause you’ve been around
When I was up and down
You’ve seen me through pain
The simpleness when I’m around you
Keeps me sane

You are the epitome of beautiful
And you are everything that’s great
And I am a poor and lonely broken soul
And you’re my saving grace
You are the epitome of beautiful
And you are everything that’s great
And I am a poor and lonely broken soul
And you’re my saving grace
And I love you
And I love you

Undo

Written By: Kit Dylan Arrieta

I’ve been told
I think about you way to much
And I’ve been wrong
To linger feelings that you’ve touched
So long ago
Touched so long ago
Still I’m wondering if
Still I’m wondering if the moment’s gone
And if so
If so

I don’t wanna waste another minute
Waiting for you
And I don’t wanna be the one in it
Thinking for two when we are through
If I could, then I would strike two keys to undo

I’ve been cold
Cutting ties that dragged me down
I’ve moved on, yea
And finally found a stable ground
To walk alone
Bound to walk alone
And I’m feeling pretty good
Yea, I’m feeling pretty good I let you go
‘Cause I know
I know

I don’t wanna waste another minute
Waiting for you
And I don’t wanna be the one in it
Thinking for two when we are through
If I could, then I would strike two keys to undo

‘Cause I’ve realized
My sanity has been compromise
Without you in my life
Everything is all right

I don’t wanna waste another minute
Waiting for you
And I don’t wanna be the one in it
Thinking for two when we are through
If I could, then I would strike two keys and undo
If I could, then I would strike two keys and undo

I Pretend

Written By: Kit Dylan Arrieta

Ten years have passed us by
I’m sitting here wondering why we’re not over
I read these letters and I cry
Some were true but most were lies
We’re not over

And I pretend
And I pretend
You never left me once, you never cheated twice
Even though my heart has paid the price
You never realized how I would almost die
Every time you whispered to me goodbye
You said you love me still and that time would heal
The pain I can’t seem to kill

I see the way you treat me now
I’m okay with it somehow that we’re not over
A different story every time
I’m a fool but I’m not blind
We’re not over

And I pretend
And I pretend
You never left me once, you never cheated twice
Even though my heart has paid the price
You never realized how I would almost die
Every time you whispered to me goodbye
You said you love me still and that time would heal
The pain I can’t seem to kill

We’ve been friends on and off
Some days good but mostly rough
No we’re not over
No we’re not over
Over

And I pretend
And I pretend that
You never left me once, you never cheated twice
Even though my heart has paid the price
You never realized how I would almost die
Every time you whispered to me goodbye
You said you love me still and that time would heal
The pain I can’t seem to
The pain I can’t seem to
The pain I can’t seem to kill

Oh no, no, no
The pain I can’t seem to kill
Oh no, no, no
The pain I can’t seem to kill

Cry on Cue

Written By: Kit Dylan Arrieta

Every shade of gray lingers with me
And everyone I meet unsolve my mystery
It’s easier to cry on cue
When the connection is you

You wonder what could possibly make me cry
I can’t explain the fears I keep inside
About the times when life stood me still
The lies I hear and the doubts I continue to feel

Every shade of gray lingers with me
And everyone I meet unsolve my mystery
It’s easier to cry on cue
When the connection is you

You wonder what could possibly bring me down
The loneliness I feel when you’re not around
But I can’t ask to put your life on hold
To stay and wait here with me for the untold

Every shade of gray lingers with me
And everyone I meet unsolve my mystery
It’s easier to cry on cue
When the connection is you

I’ve been running on a path unclear
Without a concrete view
Without you colors disappear
This much is true

Every shade of gray lingers with me
And everyone I meet unsolve my mystery
It’s easier to cry on cue
When the connection is you

Every shade of gray
Lingers with me
Without you
Colors disappear
You’re a mystery

Picture of You

Written By: Kit Dylan Arrieta

A familiar face in a magazine
The look in your eyes is enticing
Draw me closer than I’ve been to you
If you only knew

What I felt deep inside
What I kept deep inside
Crowded my head as I bleed denial
The truth is they were right
And now you’re somewhere else
And now you’re somewhere else
And all I’ve got is a picture of you

You made a difference in our lives
It’s the way you touched me that I can’t describe
Turn the pages for a wish, another chance
For romance

What I felt deep inside
What I kept deep inside
Crowded my head as I bleed denial
The truth is they were right
And now you’re somewhere else
And now you’re somewhere else
And all I’ve got is a picture of you

What would’ve happened if I said I do?
Taste the same intentions for you
Would you still be here?
Would you still be here?

What I felt deep inside
What I kept deep inside
Crowded my head as I bleed denial
The truth is they were right
And now you’re somewhere else
And now you’re somewhere else
And all I’ve got is a picture of you

Break

Written By: Kit Dylan Arrieta

It’s a season to break
Valid reasons as of late
I’m done with trying
It’s no worth dying for

It’s a promise to break
I’m compelled to make
It’s the right thing to do
So stop thinking for two

This space is safe and I’ll be
Forget not how to smile for me
Just as long as I’m breathing
And my soul isn’t grieving
I’m okay
‘Cause there’s nothing more refreshing
And nothing more rewarding than this break

It’s a heartbeat to break
Valves defeated at the stake
It’s a rush to the head
Even though all has been said

They say life goes on so be ready
It won’t wait just because you’re out of place
When the world comes on knocking
Begin unlocking these chains
‘Cause there’s more to unravel than what remains

It’s a habit to break
Let’s start a new slate
I’m good if I lose you
Let me follow through

Watch

Written By: Kit Dylan Arrieta

On my skin you make me itch
Are you made of carbo-mix?
I’m breaking out and you’re the reason why

You treat me like second class
Well, here’s to you, so raise your glass
I hope it hits you where the sun don’t shine

Your character’s too much
Your heart is in your crotch
I need a new watch
I need a new watch

Inside me it feels so dry
I need a joint just to get high
What’s so healing now about your hand?

I’m lonely and that’s okay
I’d rather be than have you stay
Close the door and try to understand

Reruns are not for me
Give me something else to see
Your lack thereof takes up too much ground
Too much ground…

Your character’s too much
Your heart is in your crotch
I need a new watch

Anything & Everything

Written By: Kit Dylan Arrieta

Dear God help me I’m broken
She left me here
Now my life has been empty and stolen
She disappeared
And I know we haven’t spoken
For many years
But I’m asking you to be open
To my tears

She was everything
I ever wanted
She was everything
I loved
Yea
Tell me anything
To feel again
Tell me anything
To feel love
My love

Dear God walk her to safety
She needs you too
I don’t know what she’s been up to lately
But I bet it’s new
Now I’m going into crazy
She was the few
To touch my life and make me happy
And my muse

‘Cause I am not strong
Enough to move on
No I’m still moving on
Although she’s gone

Tell me
Just to feel
Anything
Everything
Tell me
Just to feel
Anything
Everything

Discography

Suffocated - EP with DVD released May 2008
Music:
1. Suffocated
2. Cylon 8
3. Girl Next Door
4. Saving Grace
Videos:
1. Suffocated

Cry on Cue - LP with DVD released December 2008 (Grammy-Nominated for 2010 Grammy Awards)
Music:
1. Suffocated
2. Cylon 8
3. Girl Next Door
4. Saving Grace
5. Undo
6. Pills
7. I Pretend
8. Quick
9. Cry on Cue
10. Picture of You
Videos:
1. Cylon 8
2. Cry on Cue
3. Suffocated

All tracks and videos above have streaming airplay.

Anything & Everything - Sophomore Album
Music:
1. Anything & Everything
2. Break
3. Conditional
4. Easy
5. Half Full
6. Right Now
7. Satellite Affair
8. So It Goes
9. Take a Shot
10. Watch

Set List

1. Suffocated
2. Cylon 8
3. I Pretend
4. Cry on Cue
5. Picture of You
6. Right Now
7. Half-Full
8. Satellite Affair
9. Break
10. Anything & Everything
11. Watch