It didn’t take a pandemic for Kailee McGuire to realize that she should follow her lifelong passion for music.
With her heart set on writing and releasing original music, McGuire shadowed an audio engineering and music production class at Okanagan College to get a feel for what the program was all about.
“It was unfortunate that the entire class couldn’t be together every day; however, our class became very close,” she said.
“The program brought me a lot of inspiration, great connections with the other students and it pushed me out of my comfort zone. I grew so much in a short period of time.”
While they were unable to put on a show for a live audience, McGuire and her classmates were still able to perform at the Rotary Centre for the Arts together.
“All the songs are originals and I recorded, mixed and mastered them all myself. It was really challenging and I learned so much, not only about studio recording, but also about myself on a personal level,” she shared.
McGuire’s EP was released on July 23 and is available on Spotify, Apple Music and more.
The album shares McGuire’s time living in Ireland and the experiences she had abroad, where she encountered many mental health challenges. She hopes that by sharing her struggles in her music, she can help others not feel alone and help provide hope and healing.