Thursday, February 20, 2020

Karliene Reynolds

Karliene Reynolds hails from Scotland, but currently lives in Australia. She started writing music and singing as a hobby in 2010, and began posting uploads of her singing on YouTube in the same year.  She’s now singing full time. Reynolds also draws fanart in her spare time, her most recent being a portrait of Yennefer from Netflix’s The Witcher. She also sings songs inspired by her Celtic roots, or by TV shows like Hannibal, The Witcher, and Game of Thrones. Reynolds has said before that her songs are borne of some kind of obsession, and I can really see it when she sings the historical story “Gentleman Jack,” or “The Beast Within,” a song inspired by Hannibal that really places me, as the listener, as both hunter and prey.

One of the most admirable things about Reynolds is that, in her own words, she enjoys exploring “new ways of telling stories through sounds,” and this comes out through her music. Her songs elicit powerful emotional reactions. Furthermore, her songs either place me, as the listener, in the perspective of her characters, or let me imagine my own. This is important because it allows me to experience a new perspective other than the one I live through my own eyes and ears.

  • Karliene Reynolds’ YouTube channel featuring her music, and also some short details about her life.

  • Her personal website where you can support her music by buying it, listening to it, or connect with her.

  • A fan account outlining the ways in which Reynolds’ music has impacted them/interested them

  • An interview with Karliene Reynolds about her inspirations and music.