Kiesza is ready to restart the momentum of her music career that began six years ago.
The Calgary-born, Toronto-based electro-pop artist was on her way in 2014 with a triple-Juno winning debut, Sound of a Woman, featuring the breakthrough hit, Hideaway, which sold 1 million copies.
But then a 2017 car accident — her Uber was T-boned in Toronto by a cab running a red light as she was making her way to meet a friend for dinner — left her with a traumatic brain injury.
Six long years later, Kiesza — born Kiesa Rae Ellestad — will finally release a new album, the delightfully upbeat and ‘80s-inspired, Crave, on Friday.
“I literally burst into tears the day that I finished the album because I kept thinking about how hard it was to get to my second album,” said the singer-songwriter who once served in the Royal Canadian Navy reserves.
“I’ve been walking into the unknown for three years now,” she added. “I felt like throwing in the towel some days. It was so much to deal with.”