header image Kendra Erika

For The Press

For Immediate Release

"BILLBOARD RANKED (#9) DEEP HOUSE POP-SINGER/SONGWRITER KENDRA ERIKA RELEASES HER FOLLOW-UP SINGLE "UNDER MY SKIN"

Produced by GRAMMY-Award Winner Damon Sharpe, Remixed By Marc Stout a/k/a Mixin Marc

MIAMI (April19, 2017) - Visionary deep house/pop singer-songwriter Kendra Erika whose single "Oasis" Topped the Billboard Dance Club chart, claiming the #9 spot, today, released "Under My Skin." The single promises to be an alluring blend of smooth vocals, poignant lyrics and fresh, playful but precise production, making up a diverse yet consistent and edgy sound.

The single "Under My Skin" is also produced by Dauman Music/Big Deal/Sony/Red, Eric Sanicola and GRAMMY Award winning producer Damon Sharpe, who has written and/or produced for a wide array of pop artists, including Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Kylie Minogue, Kelly Rowland, Monica, 98 Degrees, Anastacia, Natalie Cole and Ginuwine.

"Once again, Kendra shows that her talent is really flowering with her new single' ‘Under my skin' ‘It stands out instantly as a captivating follow-up to her top 10 debut "Oasis,"" said Jason Dauman. "I think it follows her identifiable sound in a very compelling way. I suspect the club goers will enthusiastically support Kendra's new single.'"

"After the success of "Oasis" Kendra and I went into the studio not knowing if we could re-create the original magic we had with our first collaboration," said Damon Sharpe. "Lightning strikes again! "Under My Skin" is an amazing follow up to the Billboard chart topping single "Oasis." Kendra, Eric and I really have a chemistry that shines in these songs!"

Kendra Erika has teamed up with the powerhouse production/remixing team Marc Stout a/k/a Mixin Marc whom is among the remixers on this project and is currently riding a hot wave as a DJ with The Chainsmokers and David Guetta and remixing the current Katy Perry single "Chained to the rhythm" along with hits for Rihanna, Diplo, G easy and Bebe Rexta, Demi Lovato and Britney Spears.

Kendra and Damon came up with the concept and title of "Under My Skin" that wasn't too narrowed in, like a story between a guy and a girl, or a simple party song about one night at the club. They thought about making another visually strong track, so he came up with a "summer wind" concept. Kendra pointed out that that was a Frank Sinatra song, but it does have potential to be something amazing.

Kendra Erika and her producer, started to envision Sinatra's vibe and thought about doing an "I've Got You Under My Skin" concept - making it driven a younger generation. From there, the concept took form, and its meaning is endless. "It could mean that this person is under your skin, this vibe is under your skin, the music that the DJ is playing is under your skin, or anything else that is overtaking you in that moment is under your skin. The song itself never reveals exactly what it is that is under my skin as the artist, and that I feel is what makes it interesting because of the mystery behind it," says Erika.

Actually, the title "Under My Skin" is appealing to anyone, young and old. Those who know of Sinatra, know of this title and will love how it is brought back to current times. "Funny enough, since Sinatra is one of my inspirations for when I was doing a lot of jazz singing in the lounges and restaurants, it's just only fair to me as an artist to have something to pay my appreciation to him," says Erika.

A native of South Florida, 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. "Under My Skin" is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and all other major retailers. It is also available for streaming through Pandora and Spotify.

To learn more about Kendra Erika, please visit kendraerika.com or go to her social sites listed below.

###

For Immediate Release

SINGER/ SONGWRITER, KENDRA ERIKA RELEASES FOLLOW-UP TO "MIAMI LOVE" DEBUT VIDEO

Kendra Erika's New Release, "After Hours" Available for Free Download October 15, 2016

Popdust.com says. "Having grown up in the heat of Miami, Erika attributes her dalliances with moody pop and orchestral instruments to her jazz and classical roots, as well as the very climate of south Florida."

October, 2016- New York, NY- Singer/ songwriter, Kendra Erika will release a new song, "After Hours" as a free download on October 15, 2016. The tune is a follow-up to her debut video, "Miami Love" which received critical praise.

Kendra says, "After Hours" is for the lounge scene. It's inspired by the feeling you get when the night is winding down and your senses are heightened. The vibe is a bit dark, and is reminiscent of the gothic 1980's synthetic elements; archaic through and through, hopefully it will captivate imagination through the avant-garde and mystical."

Kendra has been busy in Los Angeles in the studio recording 2 new songs with Grammy- Award Winning producer, Damon Sharpe (Jennifer Lopez, Kylie Minogue, Cascade). The songs are set to be released November 2016.

The first song, produced by Damon Sharpe, "Oasis" is a fresh new take on nostalgic house music with a message that everyone dreams about. The concept of an oasis can be Vegas/an escape/experiencing a breath of fresh air/a transporting experience. Kendra explains, "I wanted to write a visually aesthetic piece that transports the listener to either a summer memory, or a memory in general that was so uplifting you wanted to relive that memory over and over."

Southern Florida native, Kendra Erika grew up captivated by the beautiful and powerful Bond Girls throughout the decades. She's been obsessed with the classic American lifestyle and glamour of the 70's and 80's since she was a small girl who was fascinated with the Golden Age of film and always dreamed of being a Bond girl. Kendra says, "Twenty-first century views on sex and the traditions of dating have changed dramatically. The roles that we used to think exploited women in the James Bond movies can now be looked at with new eyes. Bond women were in control and got what they wanted. Kendra's personified perception is proof that the alluring roles women portrayed in the movies can now escape off the screen and be played out in the home and in everyday life."

###


For Immediate Release

Pop Seductress, Kendra Erika Releases Sophomore Video "The Truth Never Lies" on July 22, 2016!

July, 2016- New York, NY- Singer/ songwriter, Kendra Erika releases her follow-up video to "Miami Love" entitled "The Truth Never Lies". Kendra Erika grew up captivated with Bond Girls, the movies and pop music. She was obsessed with the classic American lifestyle and allure of the 70’s and 80’s.

Kendra's new video explores cinema noir and injects a fresh twist on modern feminism. Kendra says, "The Truth Never Lies" is a deep house track that conveys a nostalgic message and evokes feelings of romanticism and lust... which is of course all part of the excitement of love!"

Popdust.com spoke about Miami Love and said, "Kendra Erika attributes her dalliances with moody pop and orchestral instruments to her jazz and classical roots, as well as the very climate of south Florida."


For Immediate Release

Pop Seductress, Kendra Erika Releases Debut Video "Miami Love"

Kendra Erika spins a spellbinding web of sensuality and body-confidence with her new single Miami Love - a wind-swept sharpened narrative of lust and love. The song needles its way through flickering images of penthouse glam, high-speed chases and a sense of inescapable danger." -Popdust.com

Kendra Erika Set To Release Sophomore Video, "The Truth Never Lies" on July 22nd, 2016

July, 2016- New York, NY- Singer/ songwriter, Kendra Erika releases her debut video, "Miami Love". Kendra Erika grew up captivated with Bond Girls, the movies and pop music. She was obsessed with the classic American lifestyle and allure of the 70's and 80's.

"Miami Love" is the perfect blend of cinematic glamour that mingles beautifully amongst lusty vintage pop chords.  The video combines elements of classic movie soundtracks from the 60's, 70's and 80's, lush strings and bold horns, with modern beats and lyrics. Kendra mixes elegant Synthpop within catchy Hip-hop rhythms; catapulting you back in time while propelling you to the future.

Ms. Erika's new video, "Miami Love" is a love story with sex and mystery as its backdrop portraying a movie-like theme throughout the video, drawing inspiration from classic hit films such as Casino and American Hustle. Kendra adds, "I modeled the characters in the video after Amy Adams and Michelle Pfeiffer. They took no prisoners and always came out ahead."

Kendra's new video explores cinema noir and injects a fresh twist on modern feminism. Kendra says, "The Truth Never Lies" is a deep house track that conveys a nostalgic message and evokes feelings of romanticism and lust... which is of course all part of the excitement of love!"


Miami Image