For the last six years, Kirstin Maldonado has been a member of Pentatonix, serving as the lone female voice in the a cappella quintet. But just after Pentatonix wrapped a recent major international tour, and before they embark on another North American trek later this summer, Maldonado is using her time to forge a new path, as a solo artist.
The 25-year-old premiered her debut solo single, “Break a Little,” in May (not long after Pentatonix bandmate Avi Kaplan announced his departure from the group), which was Maldonado's first opportunity to show who she is as an artist when not harmonizing with four other voices. And today (June 16), she unveils a second track, “All Night,” along with a video for the song, which continues the story that began with “Break a Little."
“All Night” is a track about insomnia and obsessive love, with a psychedelic, sci-fi-esque video that feels straight out of Stranger Things -- think levitation, thunderstorms, hallucinatory visions and even a white wolf. It's a continuation of the same stormy night we encountered in the "Break a Little" video, where Maldonado's character is left stranded in the rain after a fight with her male companion.
Along with the new song, Maldonado announced that her EP L O V E will be available June 14, which is also now available for pre-order. Ahead of the song and video release, Billboard caught up with Maldonado to get the story behind “All Night” and hear a little more about her solo project.
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