Kaylin Cervini is telling everyone she likes girls with her new release “Like A Girl”. The piano and strings, in the beginning, will immediately draw you in. This emotional ballad will have you holding onto every word. I think “Like A Girl” will be comforting for and help so many young and questioning people. Songs like this remind us that we aren’t alone and our shared experiences will bring us closer together.
I was lucky enough to ask Kaylin some questions, read our conversation below:
Q: How long have you been writing and releasing music?
A: I’ve been singing my whole life, but finished my first song at 17 after the loss of my cousin who was also 17. He was shot, and a teacher sent me a quote “we must embrace pain as fuel and use it for our journey.” I wrote my first song “Burn it Up” based on that quote. I turned my music into a presentation where I spoke about death, how to cope with it, and I’m generally finding the good through the bad. I did several presentations for young people all over the area of Rochester where I grew up.
Q: What was the process of writing this song like for you?
A: The process of writing this song was just me putting my very true and raw emotions into music format. I use music and writing as a way of coping. I wasn’t sure what to think of my newly developed emotions, so I put them into a song to try to sort through them.
Q: What was the process of coming to the decision to release “Like A Girl” and in turn make this your time to come out?
A: After I wrote the song and it became apparent that I was going to be in a long-term relationship with a female; I knew at some point I was going to have to come out to people. In general, everything I do has to be big and bold. It didn’t take me long to realize that the best way for me to share myself with my friends and family would be through my music and now I had the perfect song for that. When it comes to my family, as close as we are, I’m also very private with my personal life. It’s basically as hard to admit I love someone as it is to “come out.” I feel like I’m getting ready to let a lot of people see a new side of me, and that can surely be scary… but as an artist, I feel like it’s important to be vulnerable in your art because that’s how you can actually relate to people and create music people will connect with as well as making music that can heal.
Q: Is there anything you’d like to say to your listeners?
A: Be true to your heart and you won’t regret it
Q: Where can we find out more about you? Any upcoming shows?
Q: Is there any advice you have for people struggling to come out themselves?
A: I think coming out for everyone is a very different thing from person to person. When you’re ready, you should be able to do so in whatever feels like represents you or your situation best… for me, that was releasing a song with a music video, and asking all my friends and family to view it all at once… wish me luck!
Watch the official music video here:
Written by Shaun Kastle