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Kierra Sheard: ‘My Music is About the Lord and Not Me’


TBR — Detroit, Michigan — While looking more and more like her mother, but displaying her own style and youthful swag, Kierra Sheard, also known as KiKi has much going on in her life.   With a wedding date only months away, Sheard continues with her busy schedule from performances, speaking engagements and currently in the studio with her cousin J Moss and the rest of her crew from PaJam.


However while she is also known as a humble sweet young lady who is soft spoken, she always makes it clear that Jesus Christ is the superstar when she is performing on stage.  She’s a performer who always remembers that there are praises in the lyrics and she doesn’t forget that she is singing about His message.


“The lyrics convey my desire that when I am out front, singing and ministering, I want the people to see Him and not me,” Sheard says of the words in her new single, “Invisible.” The song is one of the standout tracks from her upcoming album, “Bold Right Life.”


“This is the album for me,” she explains. “I have never been so excited about a project. This album is finally everything I wanted it to be and I believe that God is truly using me [through this project] in a way he’s never used me before.”


The 24-year-old songstress, who first rose to gospel music fame during her teenage years, feels that the album showcases her own spiritual and musical growth. Her decision to go by the name Kierra, rather than Kiki, reflects her transition to adulthood.


“I think I’ve come into my womanhood on this album, and I have truly grown spiritually and naturally. I have my own personal relationship with the Lord,” she said.

The album’s lead single, “Won’t Hold Back,” was co-written by Sheard and her brother, J. Drew Sheard. “When I first heard the beat I just started blasting it. I just started singing and the lyrics started to come. We’re basically saying, ‘if you can’t give God praise, then you’re wack.’


“I really believe that you can worship and enjoy God…you can praise him even when you’re dancing and have a good time,” she says, adding:


“You don’t have to be nasty…I want to show our peers you don’t have to curse, or talk about sex or be so explicit to have a good time. It’s better when God’s presence is amongst us.”

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