We’re so excited to introduce you to one of our Lens Friends: Kayla Steen.

Kayla is a musical artist living in New York working on her music with her boyfriend Brian. We asked Kayla a few questions about herself and how 1-800 Contacts has helped her along the way. 

Obviously, we’re fans of your Instagram, when did you discover your passion for music?

Probably in the womb honestly! My mother and father both have a keen sense of good music and I can’t imagine that I didn’t get my passion for music from them. 

Unfortunately, for them, I’m the only in my family who can actually sing! Between my parents, R&B-soul, and hip-hop I have an appreciation for everything from Disney to trap. I don’t see how I wouldn’t have fallen in love with music.

What inspires you to write music? 

Emotions inspire me to write music. Pure unfiltered, emotions. 

It may take me anywhere from a day to a year to write a song because I have to feel what I’m singing. Music is like an audio diary for me so I try to write about all that’s close to me. Whether it’s a bop or a vibe or both, it’s what I was feeling.

What’s been on your mind recently?

Lately, all that’s been on my mind is the state of the world. Between COVID—19 and just existing as a Black woman it’s been pretty hard to think about anything else but what’s before me. 

Still, I try to remember the future I have planned for myself, and that it requires work, so I try to stay as centered and focused on that. As much as I can.

Where do you spend most of your time when you’re not busy? 

Sung to the tune of jingle bells

In my bed, 

In my bed, 

In my bedddd, 

All the way in my bed, 

Ah what fun it is to be my bed! 

But seriously, even when I’m not “busy” I try to fill my time with experiences. I just started hiking and throughout quarantine I’ve been focused on yoga, turns out it’s really helpful during a pandemic and a positive shift for good!

How has ordering with 1-800 Contacts made your life simpler/convenient? 

As a New Yorker, you realize what a beauty it is to have something, even a small thing, be taken off your plate. 1- 800 Contacts has made it so easy to order and receive my contacts. 

Their customer service staff is personable and they believe in me as an artist.

What is something that you look forward to seeing every day?

I look forward to seeing my man, my dog, and the sun.

As an ambassador, what’s your favorite part of being part of the #LensFriends community?

Being a 1-800 Contacts brand ambassador is rewarding because I know that I’m representing a brand that puts so much consideration into its customers. I feel appreciated and my eyes are cared for, making it easy to see the future!

Do you have anything you want to plug? Where can people find you on the internet?

Check out my single “Attached” on Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, and YouTube

Kayla can also be found on Instagram @kayla.steen. Keep an eye on her page, her new single “Dark Water” is coming in August. We’re so happy to have Kayla as one of our Lens Friends and can’t wait to see what she’ll do next! 

Meet the rest of our #LensFriends community

Want to join in on the fun and become an ambassador for 1-800 Contacts? Visit our application page and apply anytime – we’re excited to meet you!

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