Proud as the Sun is Kimie Miner's follow-up to her award-winning self-titled debut album. It is a cherished memento for Miner as it was created during a time of transformation for her while she was pregnant with her first child. During this time, her approach to music became a profoundly inward reflection of her core values, intentions, and hopes for the future she envisioned for her daughter and other young women.
“Proud as the Sun was created as a love song for my daughter and other young women to encourage and empower their journey towards self-discovery."
The music in this album features contemporary pop with elements from other genres including R&B, Hawaiian, Jazz, and more. You'll love the upbeat and cheerful "Bamboo", the hauntingly beautiful "Proud as the Sun", or a unique take on the song "Sea of Love."
About Kimie Miner:
Kimie Miner is a Grammy Nominated Producer, Singer-Songwriter, Recording Artist, Music Publisher, and owner of Haku Collective. She champions the idea that one should remain true to who they are and approach their experiences with the pride of their heritage. Her songs regularly evoke the Hawaiian concept of the Piko: the “navel” or “center” which represents a home base to which one can always return. She notes that “As Hawaiians, we have our roots and our routes. We know who we are, and we take that knowledge with us when we navigate and explore the rest of the world.”