“Spend time, believe in limits
Inside the lines
Gets you nowhere
Spend time, believe in limits
Inside the lines
I don’t want to go there”
Those are thoughts expressed in the lyrics from the song, “Universes,” by Kirsten Heibert, a singer-songwriter originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now based in Brooklyn, New York, who is smashing through limits, nurturing her creative spirit outside the lines, and raising levels of consciousness about life and love for all who have the good fortune to hear her sing her songs!
In two recent shows on Alive with Clive the day before the release of her debut EP, Blood & Guts & Human Stuff, Kirsten sang eight songs, including two of the three that are on her EP.
Kirsten calls her music psychedelic indie pop.
To fully appreciate her music, it’s necessary first to be aware of the meaning of the word psychedelic, which is defined as:
“causing unusually strong experiences of color, sound, smell, taste, and touch, and other mental effects such as feelings of deep understanding . . . .”
It’s also necessary to listen very closely to the lyrics in her songs.
When you do, you find the nuggets of wisdom she conveys are likely to catch you off guard as they penetrate your defenses.
You soon find yourself relating to them in a way that has you become alert.
You begin at some times to be consoled by the thoughts she is conveying and at other times to be confronted by issues you’ve been resisting or avoiding.
And so the term psychedelic to describe her songs is particularly apt, since they cause feelings of deep understanding!
In her shows on Alive with Clive, Kirsten performed these eight songs:
In the 1st Show, “Oxymoronic” is about the unsatisfying convenience of being in your comfort zone; “Werq” is about being resilient and becoming the best version you can be of yourself; “Wherever I Go” is about the realization that you cannot escape challenges that require your attention through a change of environment; and “Universes” is about self-love and breaking free from the bounds of conformity.
In the 2nd Show, while “Little Love Song” is a pure love song, “Our Song” is about how your own view of yourself isn’t always as favorable as another’s view of you; “Everybody Has Parents” is about awakening to the realization and making it known that you don’t adhere to the beliefs others have sought to impose upon you; and “Trouble” is about surrendering and adapting to, instead of resisting, a dynamic in a relationship that has been irksome.
While you’re sure to find the sound of Kirsten’s voice soothing to your ears and satisfying to your soul, you’ll transform your experience of listening to her songs into one that is especially enriching if you shut out all distractions and pay careful attention to her lyrics.
We can most definitely look forward to many insightful songs from Kirsten Heibert in the future.
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