Kayla Mahon is an artist from Gore on the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand who was the winner of the coveted 2000 and 2008 New Zealand Overall Gold Guitar Award. She was also one half of country music duo The Heartleys, releasing two albums. This year she has been working on a new solo album and from it comes the new single ‘Love’s Got a Witness’.
‘This song was inspired by one of my best friends who was out dating,’ says Mahon. ‘My friend had met someone pretty special and she wasn’t sure what was happening, she had never been in love before. Seeing her light up when she talked about him, and sharing her feelings of butterflies I could see in no time she would be falling in love. It was so gorgeous to witness something so magical for her. If you have been lucky enough to fall in love, let this song take down memory lane.’
Mahon and I talked about the song and her rich family musical history, which continues through the youngest generations.
You can watch our chat on YouTube (below), or listen in Soundcloud (below) or on the podcast.