R&B artist Kristian DeLayne is a vibrant and soulful singer, songwriter, musician and producer, hailing from one of music's most treasured locations Detroit, Michigan. Her debut album, Musically Inclined takes you on the roller-coaster of love as she merges different genres to create an eclectic collection of music. The album features singles "Stunned & Amazed", "True Love", and most recent "Temperature Rising" that reminds you of the original house music birthed in Detroit.
Born February 18, 1987, Kristian DeLayne Fountain's love for music developed at a very young age and has been site reading and playing the saxophone since 12. She grew up in a metro-Detroit Christian household of singers, where gospel music was a vital tool in molding her musical ability and interest. Although gospel was at her forefront, she attributes her love for music to a wide range of R&B, Neo-soul, Hip-Hop and Rock artists, some of which are Lauryn Hill, Brandy, Jill Scott, Linkin Park, and Creed.
Kristian approaches music with an open mind and her songs are a reflection of her diverse musical background. "Most of the music I sing and write is inspired by my own life experiences and the life experiences of those around me. Many different people and groups have influenced and motivated me to do what I do. But my number one influence is God who gave me my gift and everything I do is a way for me to showcase that gift to the world."
She began singing in her middle school choir but it was not until college that her hobby of singing began to evolve into a career. While receiving her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University, she was also beginning to write and enhance her skill by taking music classes, ranging from audio recording to music theory. She went on to join the aspiring Christian group O1ne Way where she began to cultivate her stage presence and overall musicianship. She has sung every part from tenor to soprano. Her specialized talent has landed her opportunities to work with artists such as Gwenation and BJ Jones. She performed in the stage play "Church Folk, and has also showcased her talents at The Music Hall Jazz Café, Detroit Artist Village, Michigan State University, Prive Deux, 4731 Grand River, TV Lounge, Paradise Music Festival and Ribs & Soul Festival to name a few.
As she grows, her love for music grows with her. Kristian puts her heart and soul into everything she sings, writes, and produces.
Be on the lookout for Kristian DeLayne this year as she travels the country bringing her music to a city near you!