Kira left her home in Copenhagen at 17 to pursue her dream of playing in a rock’n’roll band. For eight years, she journeyed through many foreign lands like a modern-day gypsy. She lived in London and L.A., but her path led her through many parts of the world.

She created a musical world of deeply personal songs, a style all her own – drawing on experiences from her diverse and sometimes complicated relationships, her life on the road, her continuous musical curiosity, and her many collaborations.

Her musical influences are tied together into sprawling cinematic soundscapes, acoustic and electric melodic material, shadows of trip-hoppy David Lynch-inspired locations, highway cruisers, stripped-down folk-inspired hymns, and glimpses of her love for Billie Holiday. She presents all this with her unmistakably intimate and sometimes rough voice that exudes emotional storytelling.

In 2002, Kira released her debut album, HAPPINESS SAVES LIVES, to critical acclaim. The Danish press heralded her as the most remarkable natural talent on the Danish Rock scene in many years.

In the 21 years since then, she’s released 15 studio albums, 3 of them being with her first band (Kira and the Kindred Spirits) – which led to her winning a Danish Music Award and the Gaffa Prize for “Vocalist of the Year” in 2006.

The same year, she also released THE GOSPEL. This side-project, co-written and produced by Tore Johansson (Franz Ferdinand, The Cardigans), would lead to trip-hop legend Tricky discovering and signing her to BROWNPUNK, the label he and Chris Blackwell co-created. She joined Tricky’s band as lead vocalist on his world tour in 2008.

Following this, she released two solo albums with her backing band, The Ghost Riders, the latter being recorded in Iceland and produced by John Parish. She was awarded the Danish Film Academy’s annual Robert Award for “Song of the Year” in 2009. She then released her tribute album to Billie Holiday in 2011, followed by her collaboration with the former SODS guitarist Peter Peter and their joint project Persona, resulting in the album EPIPHANIES OF GRANDEUR in 2012.

In 2013, she released the critically acclaimed WHEN WE WERE GENTLE. Once again produced by John Parish, the Danish press hailed it as the highlight of her career. The album would earn her two Steppeulve Awards (“Album of the Year” and “Vocalist of the Year”) and The Carl Nielsen Prize as “Lyricist of the Year.” In 2014, she released her duo project with the singer Marie Fisker, THE CABIN PROJECT, recorded in the woods of Canada and produced by Mark Howard (Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Tom Waits). The album received near-universal critical acclaim.

In 2015, Kira teamed up with producer John Parish and engineer Paul Corkett again to record the critically acclaimed MAY YOUR MIND EXPLODE A BLOSSOM TREE in the legendary Rockfield studio in Wales. The first single from the album, I Celebrate My Life, was released as a remix by Trentemøller, the renowned electronic musical artist and DJ, and became one of the most frequently played singles of the year on P6, the Danish alternative radio station. In 2016, Kira starred in a tribute to country legend Johnny Cash at the Aarhus Theater in a production entitled AMERICAN SPIRIT and composed and recorded her collaboration with Maria Faust in Estonia.

2017 brought the loss of Kira’s husband and closest musical partner, bassist Nicolai Munch-Hansen, who died suddenly before she and Maria Faust released their collaboration IN THE BEGINNING. The album would receive two prizes at the Danish Music Awards for Jazz (“Composer of the Year” and “Vocal Release of the Year”) and a Steppeulv (Danish Critics’) prize for “Composer(s) of the Year.” That autumn, Kira and pianist Nikolaj Hess embarked on a month-long tour of Denmark with their duo project.

In 2018, Kira Skov released a widely acclaimed tribute album to her deceased husband, Nicolai Munch-Hansen, entitled THE ECHO OF YOU – SONGS FOR NICOLAI, with John Parish as producer and special guest Bonnie “Prince” Billy on vocals. Here, Kira is surrounded by a circle of friends in her band as they memorialize and celebrate the departed and as she adds yet another new chapter to her unique artistic universe.

The album would go on to win “Vocal Release of the Year” at the Danish Music Awards, and Lilac Sky – her duet with Bonnie Prince Billy from the same album – was nominated as “Song of the Year” at the Steppeulven (Danish Critics’) Awards.

In 2019, Kira released I NAT BLIVER VI GAMLE, her first album in Danish, which was also named the album of the year by several magazines. In 2020, the tour following the album’s release was interrupted by the pandemic.

During the pandemic, Kira found time for a new project based on duets with other singers. It was her way of pushing back against the isolation of the lockdown – and eventually would involve a larger team than any of her other releases.

The album contains duets with Bonnie Prince Billy, Mark Lanegan, Bill Callahan, Jenny Wilson, John Parish, Mette Lindberg, Marie Fisker, Lenny Kaye, and Stine Grøn. The album received rave reviews, both in Denmark and abroad.

In 2022, Kira finally got back on the road and played 22 concerts presenting the duets from SPIRIT TREE. Furthermore, she took part as one of the artists in the Danish version of Top of the Pops (Toppen af Poppen), a celebrity musician TV program featuring songwriters interpreting each other’s songs. She then embarked on a reunion tour with Kira and the Kindred Spirits, celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album, HAPPINESS SAVES LIVES. Her live tours and concerts received rave reviews from audiences and critics.

Now in 2023, she is ready to release her new album, MY HEART IS A MOUNTAIN, recorded in Peter Gabriel’s legendary studio in collaboration with John Parish, Silas Tinglef, Billy Fuller, and HEAD. The new album arrives on the 19th of May, 2023.