Kaina is a first-generation Latina, born and raised in Chicago. Her most recent work and debut album, Next To The Sun, marks a pivotal moment for the 25-year-old; a moment where she finds peace and understanding with her sense of self. Kaina uses her sweet-hearted optimism as a means to connect with and lift her listener’s spirit. From collaborating with peers like Saba, The O’My’s, and Sen Morimoto, and through multidisciplinary work around the city with various organizations, she found a sound for herself that is gentle, yet full of intent. Songwriting has thus become a vital aspect of KAINA’s personal canon. A listener can feel the intimacy resonating in her lyrics, as she pens odes about love, legacy, and ancestry, and how those concepts become more complex as one grows older. Her music is as dynamic as her stage presence which has led her to tour with artists of different genres like Sleater-Kinney, Durand Jones and The Indications, and Cuco.