Pentatonix's Kirstin Maldonado stopped by to give us the inside scoop on her debut EP, L O V E, available now. She performed her first solo single, "Break A Little," as well as an incredible cover of Khalid's "Location."
Kirstin is taking a little time from her role in the three-time Grammy award winning a capella group Pentatonix to go out on her own. PTX fans should not worry, she told us. The group is not breaking up!
She chatted about the new things she's been learning in the music industry. Working with musicians and producers as a solo artist and not as an a capella singer is totally different! In the Pentatonix it's a different vibe, and of course, their instruments are only their voices. She's even ignited a new passion for songwriting which she didn't know she had!
The 25-year-old artist is getting darker and edgier than she's ever been before. Her hair is dark right now and it's definitely reflecting her mood.
"I always judge [my phases] based on the color of my hair," she joked.
Kirstin went on to explain that different hair colors and styles inspire different types of confidence for her. Once she shaved a quarter of her head and her Grandma cried!
Check out Kirstin on The Today Show, July 26th, as the 'Elvis Duran Artist of the Month' with Kathie Lee and Hoda.
Our full video interview with Kristin + her performance below!