This is Kjersti Long. She began her musical career at a young age. Her first single, “Rollercoaster,” was written when she was nine years old, and it was about her personal problems with anxiety. A year after headlining The Bitter End in New York City, Kjersti released her first album, “Stronger Than You Think I Am.”
The charismatic singer has also performed at a number of legendary venues in the United States, including The Apollo Theater, The Velour, House of Blues, The Delancy, and The Stone Pony. It would take years for anyone to headline such world-famous venues, but she did it.
With the support of her family, friends, and fans, Kjersti will go very far in this industry. Her passion really shines through her music and her great personality. Kjersti Long also has hobbies outside of music such as horseback riding and reading books. As time goes by, Kjersti will have plenty of stories to tell through her music and social media.
In this exclusive interview, Kjersti Long talks about her new single “Eleanor Rigby.”
The Knockturnal: “Eleanor Rigby” is one of the songs that transitioned the group from a mainly rock and roll band to a pop band that appealed to a wider audience. How much of the inspiration of the original song did you have in your mind when it came to covering the song yourself?
The Knockturnal: “The song also addresses loneliness and I am sure that you must have heard it thousands of times. How did you get the mindset of doing your own version of the song knowing the tone and nature of it?”
The Knockturnal: When you performed “Eleanor Rigby” live, did you also shape how it would also sound when it is recorded?
The Knockturnal: How did you discover The Beatles and are there other hits or songs from the group that you would like to cover?
The Knockturnal: Were there any challenges that occurred when it came to mixing the instrumental and the sound placement?
The Knockturnal: If you had to choose between this one and your last single, which one would you say that you had more time developing?