Kat Graham Tags Her Name on the Music Biz, Talks Heartbreak and Style


Switching gears a bit, speak on “Heartkiller.” Were you referring to a recent situation?
I’ve been in a relationship for almost four years, but before I was with the person I’m with now, I had one of the biggest heartbreaks of my life. It has completely laid me down. I couldn’t find my power when I was in the relationship because I was just in love and gave my power away. But now that I’m out of it, I am saying the things I wish I would’ve said when I was in the relationship. I sometimes feel that there are girls who are in the middle of the situation that they can’t remove themselves from, so I still write about it. I know I should’ve spoken up when things weren’t right.

When was the last time your heart was broken?
It wasn’t a love relationship, but my heart was broken about two weeks ago. The person was in my life for a long time. Hearts break all the time, and for me, it’s a good thing because I can write great songs about it. Most of my songs aren’t about mushy love; my songs aren’t about being in love. It’s about getting through it, getting through hard times.

How are you and your current  boyfriend doing?
I’m really happy. I’m in a completely solid place where I can be creative and I can focus on my music. I never had that before.

Define your style in three words.
90’s, mature femme, pop.

Why do you describe it as that?
I always talk about the 90’s being the era where people embraced the different sides of an artist. I felt like if I was dressed like how everyone is dressed now I would be doing what everyone was doing, and I’m not. I always kind of dressed so weird. My mom dressed me until I was 14, then when I finally had access to clothes, I went a little crazy and never came back form it. I love being fashion-forward and having style and wearing things nobody else would wear.

Do you feel like your style will evolve and change a little bit, or are you pretty much set in what you want your style to be?
I think I’m pretty set. I hope that my style matures. Like, right now I’m wearing American flag tights and hopefully I’m not wearing them when I’m 80! [Laughs] I think I always want to be me.

Now, your body is insane. How do you stay in shape?
I just dance. I’m really bad at going to the gym.

So you’re naturally petite, you don’t have to work at it.
Yeah, I only have an ass I don’t really have anything else.

Lastly, what are you bringing musically to the table that we haven’t seen?
Since the 90’s, I don’t know if there’s really been a performer, other than maybe Chris Brown and Britney Spears. I really think Ciara is a great artist. But as far as doing it all, I don’t really think there is one. I want to bring it back; I want to take it back to the old school.