Born on January 28, 1983 in Queens, NY, the third of five daughters, Kim was raised in a loving and God-fearing family. Her parents, both of which emigrated from Haiti, recognized and nurtured her gift early on, and she began singing in church at the tender age of four. She wrote her first song at age eight, although “the melody changed about five times,” she knew that music for her was much more than mere entertainment.
Her debut album, “Truth Speaks” is a collection of textured songs reflecting her heart and soul. She takes us on a self analyzing journey, stemming from her personal experience, through what she regards as the “tangible word of God in the form of song.” With refreshing melodies and captivating lyrics, she gives a profound insight on life, “penetrating beyond the superficial to the truth.”
Throughout much of her childhood and adolescence, Kim continued her writing and compiled an impressive collection of poems and songs. She was also very active in her church, leading her youth’s choir at age 14. She began considering a career in music after directing and performing in her high school’s music competition, “Sing,” where a young girl asked for her autograph. After graduating from Brooklyn Technical High School in 2000, her family moved to Atlanta, GA. It was then that she began pursuing her music career, but on a secular level, participating in local talent shows, seeking out production deals, and performing in artist showcases at night clubs. When she seemed to have hit a brick wall, she decided to slow down and further develop her writing skills, enrolling at Kennesaw State University as an English major.
Then in 2002 she began attending Faith Christian Center, in Smyrna, GA, and as she received the Word concerning God’s will for her life, her fire and passion for God and music was rekindled and she rearranged her plans to accommodate His plan. Meanwhile she was actively serving in the music ministry as a choir member and in the youth’s department as a youth leader, all the while knowing that as she was obedient and faithful in her service, doors would be opened for her, and she would receive the “desires of her heart.” It was there that she met Christopher and Lisa Green, founders of the independent Christian record label, Time to Live Music. In 2004 Kim began performing at their artist showcases, Coffee Speaks, and later signed onto their label. With an aim to navigate uncharted waters by assimilating Christian music into mainstream, Kim Desir considers her music as her ministry. “I can’t not sing. If I did, then I’d might as well stop breathing,” says the 21 year- old singer-songwriter, who attributes her passion for music to a single factor- God. “He placed this desire within me to create music for His glory. I was made for this purpose.” An artist in every sense of the word, Kim Desir personifies creativity. Her unique sound and style of music is an innovative blend of gospel, neo-soul, jazz and R&B and introduces an element of realness to Christian music. “Somewhere along the line, God stopped being real to people. I want my music to reflect the intimacy that should be there. He is real.” Musically inspiring and lyrically compelling, she deems herself a vessel by which the Word can reach the world.