KAINA (2023)

Chicago, IL

KAINA creates a timeless kind of pop best described as weightless and sublime. Raised in a Venezuelan-Guatemalan household in Chicago, she grew up with the music of Stevie Wonder, Celia Cruz and Oscar D'León — and it shows. Her croon is classic, powerful but never showy, and always served by arrangements that play with polyrhythm and psych-pop to pristine results.