VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Kat Von D reveals how she got her start in music – playing classical music as a kid!


Singer and songwriter Kat Von Dwho rose to fame as the star of LA ink, goes on tour with new music – although she is reluctant to choose a favorite song.

“We start our tour at the end of February,” Von D told the uInterview founder Erik Meers exclusively. “We are doing a full US tour. We take a short break then head to Europe and overseas. We will go around the Love made me do it album and very excited about it.

One of the most trying parts of putting art out into the world is wondering how people will react to it. Von D said all the songs on her setlist are meaningful to her, but the songs she calls favorites to perform might surprise some fans.

“Since I wrote all the songs, they all have meaning to me that I respond to for different reasons, but I think in terms of performing them, ‘Fear You’ is one of those songs that I’ve noticed people like to sing a lot and I love every time you interact with people in the crowd,” she said. “It’s always something amazing. I love tracks like ‘I Am Nothing’ and ‘Vanish’ even though they are more melancholic and quiet, those tug on my heartstrings a bit more than the others.

Although less known for her music, Von D was trained in the classical style from a young age.

“I was actually introduced to music at an early age. I’ve been playing classical music since I was five,” she said. “I think a lot of people know me from the tattoo world or from TV shows etc, but they don’t know that music has always been my biggest passion. It’s exciting to finally be able to make it my main focus and create music and then perform it live.

Von D elaborated on finding her sound – and realizing it was very different from what people expected of her.

“When I announced I was dating music, a lot of people thought it was going to be something in the metal world, just because I love metal,” she said, “I’m been in this scene for a long time but don’t sing like that so I think I would make a bad heavy metal singer Some of my favorite music genres are really in the post punk world so I love bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees, and The Cure and Depeche Mode. I’ve always been a fan of analog synths and nostalgic sounds and that’s why I chose to go in that direction. These are some of my favorite sounds and their giving a modern twist, to me, is like the ultimate high.

Von D’s first album Love made me do it is available to stream everywhere.

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