Kasia Stankiewicz

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Kasia Stankiewicz
Born (1977-06-02) 2 June 1977 (age 37)
Działdowo, Poland
Genres Indie pop, pop, pop rock
Occupation(s) Singer
Labels Zic Zac, BMG Poland, EMI Music Poland, Warner Music Poland
Associated acts Varius Manx

Kasia Stankiewicz (born 2 June 1977, Działdowo, Poland) is a Polish pop singer.

She started her career in 1995 singing a song by Varius Manx, a multi-platinum Polish band, in the TV song contest Szansa na sukces (A Chance for Success).[1][2]

In 1999 she recorded her first solo album, Kasia Stankiewicz, with soul and jazz compositions.[3] In 2001 Kasia Stankiewicz recorded "The Bridge Song" with the German electronic music group Tangerine Dream. The single promoted their new album around the world. In 2003 she produced and published a new album called Extrapop. The first single "Schyłek lata" (The End of Summer) was a smash hit in Poland, and two other singles "Francuzeczka" (The French Girl) and "Saint Etienne" were successful too. Kasia also left behind her "good girl" image.

In 2006 Stankiewicz released a new album called Mimikra (Mimicry).[3] She released two singles from the album: "4 ręce" (4 Hands) and "Marzec" (March). On the album was also a song called Dla Frycka which Stankiewicz wrote for her first-born son. A third single from the album is "W środku myśli" (In the Center of Thoughts). It was one of the ten chosen songs to take part in the preliminary to the Sopot Music Festival.

During 2008 Kasia Stankiewicz performed and recorded "Baby w Meksyku" on the Te 30 Urodziny (30th Birthday) [4] album of Martyna Jakubowicz along with other artists recordings and two new songs performed by Jakubowicz.

In December 2012, she produced a two-disc re-release of "Extrapop". There is original material on disc 2, and some remixes and the song "Run" for the series "Londoners". Kasia Stankiewicz performed Dancing with balloons in English on TVP Polonia in Poland in 2013 to promote her work.

A new album, entitled "Lucy and the Loop" will be released in late 2014. The first single "Lucy" will have a premiere on 22nd of August 2014. The album will be in English, Stankiewicz recorded it in studios in Great Britain, Poland and Iceland

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
POL
[5]
Kasia Stankiewicz
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Zic Zac/BMG Poland
  • Formats: CD
Extrapop
  • Released: August 22, 2003[6]
  • Label: Raf/BMG Poland
  • Formats: CD(+CD),[7] digital download[8]
38
Mimikra
  • Released: October 20, 2006[9]
  • Label: EMI Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[10]
Lucy and the Loop
  • Released: October 10, 2014[11]
  • Label: Warner Music Poland
  • Formats: CD, digital download[12]
33
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Directed Album Ref.
"Dopiero od jutra" 1999
Kasia Stankiewicz [13]
"Niepewność"
(Michał Żebrowski with Kasia Stankiewicz)
2002
Lubię, kiedy kobieta [14]
"Schyłek lata" 2003 Karolina Bendera Extrapop [15]
"Francuzeczka" Joanna Rechnio [16]
"Saint Etienne" [17]
"Marzec" 2006
Mimikra [18]
"4 Ręce" Joanna Rechnio [19]
"W środku myśli" 2007 Grupa 13 [20]
"Lucy" 2014
Lucy and the Loop [21]

References[edit]