Kendra Erika is tired of being coddled. In “Lay It On Me,” her new age track combining elements of EDM, pop, and dubstep, she sings how she’s ready for the painful truth. “Truth may hurt,” she acknowledges, “but only for a little while. In time, the pain will subside and the relief that comes from living in authenticity will feel a thousand times greater than living in denial ever could.”
Produced by Manny Mijares (Kelly Rowland, Dua Lipa, Pitbull) and Ron Reeser of Ultra Reords,“Lay It On Me,” is a marked detour from Erika’s previous club music singles, “Oasis,” “Sublime” and “Under My Skin.” However, she makes it clear that says she’s not stepping away from the dance floor. “On this one, I wanted to make sure the production and sound matched the awakened message. I didn’t want to simply throw words on top of a beat. There will be remixes,” she promises.
Kendra Erika is a South Florida native singer/songwriter and Billboard recording artist. Kendra’s Deep House/Pop recording style developed from the eclectic vibes of her surrounding musical culture and community. Focused on being truthful to her core artistry and authentic to who she is as a person, Kendra brings a dynamic cinematic experience to everything she produces.
In December, Kendra hit the Top 10 for 14 weeks on the Billboard Dance Club chart claiming the #9 spot with her breakthrough hit single “Oasis.” Oasis strikes the perfect blend of cinematic glamour that mingles beautifully amongst lusty vintage pop chords. The single is a unique blend of Kendra’s personal inspiration, innate sense of rhythm and tone and the inspiration of pop great Lana Del Rey and the musical emotions behind her work. Kendra’s goal was to reveal a compelling image within a fresh sound mix. An Oasis isn’t merely supposed to be seen. It’s exactly what Kendra creates with all of her music – a vision.
Last Summer, Kendra hit the Billboard Dance Club chart claiming the #6 spot with her hit single “Under My Skin” which is an alluring blend of smooth vocals, poignant lyrics and fresh, playful but precise production, making up a diverse yet consistent and edgy sound. While Kendra plans to release her 1st album this year, she’s already ramped up for pop deep house success in the U.S. through her strong vocals, performance abilities and focused work ethic.
With several forthcoming singles and west coast collabs with writer Sam Shrieve (Tove Lo, Bebe Rexha) and multi-platinum producer Manny Mijares (Kelly Rowland, Dua Lipa, Pussycat Dolls), Kendra sets the stage for a shattering near future as a force to be reckoned with.
Most recently, Kendra has released her original track and video, “Sublime”, a psychedelically poetic club track about taboo love. The song has a sensuous vibe-y lounge groove, built around a continuous tempo and looming ghost voice that harkens back to early 80’s house music.
Shortly after launching Sublime, Kendra opened for award-winning international pop- artist, Jason Derulo, during an exclusive private benefit concert in Miami, Florida.