Klondike Blonde’s “No Smoke” is a new pop anthem for girls who DGAF
Emerging from the Bay Area, Klondike Blonde’s energetic sound profoundly flaunts her DGAF attitude.
The 21-year-old rap-dance singer turned to music as an escape from the verbal harassment she endured throughout her young adolescence. Upon finding her voice, Klondike Blonde’s confidence shines through her music, personality, and style.
In response to her endured struggles as a teenager, she is contentious in creating an inclusive environment for her fans to feel secure, calling them “Big Gang.” Some of her early successes include inking a deal with Hitco, and dropping her single “Drip #FTN.” The song’s contagious spirit displays a playful yet powerful message about moving on from an imperfect relationship.
Popularized by singing/dancing duo Ayo & Teo, the #FTN Dance Challenge quickly gained millions of views, further allowing Klondike Blonde fans a platform to show off their own choreography for the track. Her sound creates an immersive environment to let loose and be yourself.
Read on for exclusive photos, interview, and her new music video “No Smoke.”
Can you explain the story behind the name “Klondike Blonde?”
It was really random actually, I was uploading my first ever song to SoundCloud, I knew I shouldn’t put my real name, I should put something cooler… my friend blurted out “you should be Klondike blonde!” So it stuck with me ever since.
When did you decide you wanted to pursue music professionally?
I was working as a vet tech in Raleigh, NC. while music was always my passion that I was doing on the side. I woke up one day and realized that if I wanted to pursue it I had to give it my 100% effort, so I suddenly quit my job, and moved to Atlanta, got signed within the following few months.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Not really, you can love the appearance of someone, but you never know what you’re getting yourself into.
The Bay Area or LA?
I spent my middle school and high school years in the bay, I kind of dig the vibe there.
Your song “Drip #FTN” has been getting a lot of attention, tell us a little of the meaning behind it.
The meaning being drip is exactly what it sounds like. It’s about getting out of your feelings realizing it’s not worth dwelling over.
Who or what has been the biggest inspiration to you during your transition from modeling to music?
The fact that through music and being an artist I am able to express myself any way I want to.
Who’s an artist you want to work with in the future and why?
I’m open to create a vibe with anyone!
You have a very unique style, what are some of your favorite brands?
As far as high end, I love what Prada has been doing. I do however love a lot of street brands and lowkey brands.
If you weren’t pursuing music, what would you be doing?
I’m not sure, as I was never truly happy when I tried to pursue something else.
Photos by Stefan Kohli