Emerging East London based singer Kae Sera blends modern day electro-pop with sounds from the 50’s and 60’s to create something which is both unique yet familiar. Originally from Liverpool, the artist grew up in a city rich in musical heritage, exposed to the nostalgic soundscapes of the bands that made the city famous. These sounds subliminally fed her musical appetite, giving her music a vintage haze and maturity. With new track, Dames Jean, out, The Fountain caught up with Kae to discuss new music and plans for the year.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Dames Jean?

I’ve had an incredible amount of positive messages and reviews so far. Some might say it reminds them of an old film and others have mentioned that it is a great track for summer. There has been a really great international response. Seeing reviews written in other languages is very cool. 

I love to hear opinions as music really can ignite different feelings for everyone but as long as I have made people feel something, I am happy!

TF: And what inspired you to change the letters around like this? Give us some context behind the track?

This track was written when I was exploring the idea of gender and identity. As part of the LGBT community myself, I turned James Dean into a Dame because I wanted to nod to the frame of mind I was in during a relationship, when all was unclear. 

I like to reimagine history and for me it made sense to question the life of James Dean and give him a new narrative. 

People can interpret the song any way they like but I see Dames Jean as a lyrical love letter that turns back the clock on lost love and freezes people in time. 

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year?

A few more single releases to come that are bolder and more personal, all written in first person. Stay tuned next month!

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?

I love the smaller more intimate venues that are rich in history and aren’t necessarily a typical gig venue. Would love to play in a London church soon.