Kym Sims, the multi-award winning singer/songwriter, best known throughout the world for her massive ‘90s dance anthem “Too Blind To See It”, a slick funky ‘90s House record with an infectious backing track, with a sensational song and chorus from Kym Sims. It’s a record which still has huge appeal today and doesn’t fail to get the ladies singing every time.
Kym’s story goes way back and actually began at a very early age working for the legendary Berry Gordy’s Motown Records, where she could be seen recording backing vocals for some of the biggest artists and groups of that Motown era.
Kym then successfully went onto to record jingles for well-known TV adverts for McDonalds and the like before announcing herself on the world stage as a solo artist, and the rest as they is history. “Too Blind To See It”, “Take My Advice” and “A Little Bit More” all ensured that Kym Sims became a household name right across the globe.
Still recording to this day, Kym has new songs such as “Dance Floor” & “Turn It Up” as well as performing her classics with a backing DJ or live band.
GO BANG! Magazine: Where are you from and where do you presently call home?
Kym Sims: I’m from Chicago and currently reside in Atlanta.
GO BANG! Magazine: When did you first know that you were interested in the music industry?
Kym Sims: As a little girl. I’d sing everyday everywhere, family functions, talent shows, and anywhere anyone would listen.
GO BANG! Magazine: How did you get involved with Berry Gordy’s Motown Records and what songs were you a part of?
Kym Sims: I actually met him when my uncle worked as his father’s chef. Pops Gordy was his name. He introduced me. Tommy Gordy brought me in just to do demos.
GO BANG! Magazine: How did you make the transition from the Motown sound to House music?
Kym Sims: Well, I went straight to jingles. Paul David Wilson gave me my big break. He owned a jingle house called Herschel Commercial. I did major adverts for Pizza Hut, McDonald’s and Poppin Fresh Dough. My major spot was with Shasta called “I Wanna Pop!” It’s on YouTube.
GO BANG! Magazine: How long have you been performing House music and where have you made appearances at?
Kym Sims: I’ve performed for over 25 years. I’ve performed all around the world, but most recently, Gay 🌈Prides. With the current situation, I’ve been doing on line performances in the UK mainly. Coming up there’s a performance for the Dallas Fort Worth Pride and a benefit appearance in the UK as well.
GO BANG! Magazine: Have you performed in the US or do you plan to tour the US anytime soon? If so when? If not, why not?
Kym Sims: I have, but I’ve had more success overseas. I go where I’m appreciated…not just Tolerated😂
GO BANG! Magazine: Are there any artists or producers, American or non-American that you would love to work with, that you haven’t so far?
Kym Sims: Can’t think of any off the top of my head. I’m pretty comfortable with the team I have, Scott Featherstone, Dez Ford, Steve Teasdale, Nath Ward, and my song writer Thomas Arambula. However, I’m open. Lenny Fontana and I have talked about collaborating! And of course Matt Waterhouse and Tim Cox.
GO BANG! Magazine: For our readers here in Chicago, the home of House music, how would you describe your style of House?
Kym Sims: Well I’m from the Chicago. I learned about it from the Chi… However, I think I’m versatile.
GO BANG! Magazine: What is next on the horizon for Kym Sims and what should our readers be on the lookout for from you?
Kym Sims: A cover of the ‘91 version of Kym Sims “Too Blind To See It.” Aaaaaaand a new song called “Loves Got A Hold On Me” (Scott Featherstone Mix!) I’ll send ya a copy! It’s quite nice. Hope to get back to touring in the new year.
GO BANG! Magazine: The COVID-19 pandemic has caught the world off guard. How are you dealing with it?
Kym Sims: I’m dealing. I don’t go anywhere unless I really have to. Praying and keeping my instrument strong.
GO BANG! Magazine: On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit bill. Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down, begging for his life and repeatedly saying “I can’t breathe.” This incident has caused civil unrest and massive protests across the world. How do you feel about this unfortunate situation and call for police reform due to the horrible treatment of minorities by the police?
Kym Sims: How long do we have? It’s a travesty. I stand in solidarity of injustice for the Black Lives Matter movement. I have a black husband, son, son-in-love and grandsons, friends and family. I have you! Black Lives Matter! I Can’t Breathe! 🏳️🌈 Matters.
Thank you so very much for this interview…Peace and Health to you and your readers.
GO BANG! Magazine: Thank you and you’re welcome Kym!
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Pierre A. Evans is a freelance writer of Entertainment, Music, Art, Culture, Fashion and Current Events, and previously for SoulTrain.com, NDigo.com, ChicagoDefender.com, EmpireRadioMagazine.com, and UrbanMuseMag.com, an author, singer/songwriter, actor, model, poet, dancer, and DJ. He is also the owner of Pinnacle Entertainment Productions. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and on Instagram