Okay Kaya’s debut album Both was full of titillated wittiness. She sung about IUDs, flipped a Matrix reference into a BDSM anthem and delivered the perfect line: “Do you dance like you fuck, or do you dance like you make love?” all the while channelling a certain choral opulence.
Now, Norwegian-born, New York-based Kaya Wilkins is pivoting to feelings on her latest album Watch This Liquid Pour Itself, a cocktail of revelations on anxiety, average sex and Jon Bon Jovi. For Downtime, her vision is similarly wide-scope, as she picks some of her favourite pastimes below.
Loading Mercury With a PitchforkRichard Brautigan
This is a special book of poems – perhaps today they would be tweets. I like all of Richard Brautigan, I like his voice when he reads Trout Fishing in America onto a tape and calls out the cables like they “look like some kind of Frankenstein Munster”.
Okay Kaya appears at Pitchfork Berlin on 8 May.