“Finding Your Voice”
Before we get to Kelly Monrow, let’s have a quick chat about Kelly Dowdle. The Oklahoma-born and Texas-raised Kelly Dowdle is an actress who has appeared on Billions, Lucifer and American Crime Story. Growing up, she always knew she loved music, but it wasn’t until recently that she discovered she also loved making it. Kelly found her voice. And her voice kept finding her—so much so, that she named her musical identity Kelly Monrow. Monrow dresses like a dreamy blend of Janis Joplin and Stevie Nicks and her music is a cross between ’70s cosmic Americana and southern soul. Her new EP PRONOIA is just the start because as an artist, Kelly Monrow is picking up speed and realizing the world is hers to conquer. It’s kind of like waking up with a superpower and going out into the world to test it. Well, the testing is done. Monrow is the real deal and watching her spread her creative wings is going to be one of 2022’s great joys. This is a really cool chat because we cover what it means to find one’s voice and what to do with it when you do. But we also hit some really interesting territory that I’ve never hit before in these chats—I don’t want to spoil anything, but it has to do with maintaining your personal identity in a relationship and how if you’re not careful, you can sacrifice your artistic self without even knowing you’re doing it.