Kaśka Sochacka is on her way to releasing her first album

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Her debut album made her one of the most awarded Polish singers. For her debut album “Ciche dni” she won the main award O! Lśnienie 2022, also got a figurine in the popular music category. Then I picked up two Frederick. Kaczka Suchka is said to write beautifully in Poland about decadent relationships, but her works are ambiguous and allow for many interpretations. It may seem that her career went very quickly, but she had to fight for recognition, popularity and success.

The debut album and awards were instantly published, millions of views on streaming platforms, and collaborations with brilliant producers and musicians. Was it like that?

somewhat. The album “Ciche dni” was released a year ago and a lot has happened since then. However, I had to wait a bit for the album, and fight for my dreams. I signed a contract with Jazzboy Records in 2014, so it was seven years before my first album was released. But once that happened, things went incredibly quickly. I feel like I’m in a dream.

What happened in these seven years?

ups and downs. I needed time to put my head in order. A lot has happened in my private life, too. So much so that I put the music aside for a while. I tried to fight for myself, but this wasn’t the time. It was then that I began to doubt whether or not my dreams would come true, and I started working on something else. I got a full time job, but I didn’t feel comfortable with it. I would come home and hours later I would take out my computer and keyboards and type. I miss the music so much. It was impossible to stop it, hide it in the stairs, and forget about it. So I decided to try one last time. I got out. In hindsight, it took me seven years. If they didn’t exist, these songs wouldn’t exist.

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How did you feel when you first heard your song on the radio?

Passion, excitement and pride. I’ve waited so long for this. I imagined people listening to my songs in the car or in the evening with a glass of wine. It was a reward for hard work. But when it turned out that someone appreciated it, it was a signal to me that I needed to give more.

You donated your entire O! Shining to help refugees from Ukraine. Was it clear to you?

Absolutely. Like everyone else, I was deeply affected by what is happening in Ukraine. I rub my eyes in amazement that such events can happen. No one imagined that war as we know it from history was real in twenty-first century Europe. On the first day of the war, I was supposed to play a concert in Warsaw. It was a very emotional experience for me. At first, I thought I couldn’t do that. Together with the band, we managed to achieve success and played one of the saddest concerts of our lives. We were very excited and focused. This was also felt by the audience who later thanked us for the parting moment.

“It’s hard to believe it can be so beautiful when the world ends. Our little world. It was worth so much” – she sings in the song “Nebo Was Pink.” You are talking about separation here, but these words can also apply to what is happening outside our eastern borders. The sun still sets pink when someone’s world ends next to us.

In the concerts we played in the early days of the war, we realized that our songs might carry a different meaning than previously thought. In the song “Nevertheless” there is a fragment: “Let’s see how the world collapses, we have nothing to fear.” These texts began to relate to the current geopolitical situation and what is happening in Ukraine. More than once, we’ve left the stage with tears in our eyes, talking about how much emotion these songs cost us. We are beginning to understand these songs in a new way. I didn’t know how mysterious they were. After all, I wrote them with a completely different structure.

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It is said that you cannot write like anything else about crumbling relationships. Do you feel like the sound of broken hearts?

When I wrote these songs, I didn’t think that way at all. I wrote thinking about my feelings and trying to convey to the melodies the words I had hidden in the poems. Only later, when the record was released and we went on tour, did I meet people who talked about how they perceived the content in person. Do I write the nicest things about breakups of relationships? I think more about crises. I think there is a lot of light, warmth, calm and understanding in these songs. More than once, after a concert, someone came to me and told me that after listening to these songs, he thought about some issues and went back to his partner or partner. One girl told me she was in the process of getting divorced when she and her husband, independently, found my CD. After listening to it, they decided that they wanted to give each other another chance. This is the most beautiful part of it.

Can you write when you are happy?

Then write less for sure. In general, I am happy, so I have to make the most of these sad moments. I often think about the worst moments to make the most of them. When everything is going well, you do completely different things.

Are you from a musical family?

She grew up in Brady, in an amateur family that deals with music. Everyone plays music in some way. I was in a singing and dancing team that was co-led by my mother, older sister and brothers. My father played guitar and trumpet. I’ve been watching everything since I was a kid and wanted to be a part of it. As the youngest in my family, I grew up in this world and was inspired by everything. As I get older, I realize that music is what I like to do on a professional level. Everyone at home has always believed in me and supported me so strongly.

Is it true that as a child you wanted to become a priest?

yes! This story is so funny that I told my mother about it when I was only five years old. When she explained that it wasn’t possible, I was shocked. Only later did I understand what really fascinated me about this activity. I envied the priest because he would come out on the podium, talk and sing to the audience who would listen and answer. I just wanted to perform. And as it turned out later, to do that, I didn’t have to be a priest at all.

Since childhood, everyone has called you Kaika?

Kaśka suits me more. I was a crazy kid who played soccer with the boys, so I was rather Kaika and not Cassia. I was always very determined and I wasn’t afraid to say what was on my mind.

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Since childhood, everyone has called you Kaika?

Kaśka suits me more. I was a crazy kid who played soccer with the boys, so I was rather Kaika and not Cassia. I was always very determined and I wasn’t afraid to say what was on my mind.

We had to wait seven years to get the first album, but Ministory came out after only eight months. Will the next album be in the next eight months?

With the next album, I gave myself a moment to breathe. Now I slowly started working on it and composing new songs. I already have some new ideas.

What do you want in the future?

I hope this dream never ends.

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