Kendra Erika became a #1 Billboard dance artist this January with her single, “Self Control,” her remake of the Laura Branigan classic. Now, in time for Pride, she’s out with “A Deeper Love,” her new single that she hopes will inspire acceptance in others and love of self.
“I believe the word ‘love’ has many layers,” she explains. “The deepest layer of love can only be attained when we start seeing the good and potential in everyone. At the end of the day, we are all human and in order to achieve A Deeper Love, we must love and respect one other equally.”
“As I’ve grown as an artist, I’ve really come to embrace my individuality. Where I used to try to hide my individuality by blending in with the crowd, I’m now grateful to be different. I appreciate myself more than ever before and I hope my music inspires others to do the same.”
Kendra Erika is a singer/songwriter based in South Florida. She was trained in classical and jazz music, but draws inspiration from artists like Lana Del Rey, Solange, Ellie Goulding, and London Grammar who make sentimental music that is felt in the bones. She successfully employs bold and often poetic mes-sages to her club beats.
Her first single, “Oasis,” climbed to #9 on the Billboard Dance Chart in 2016. “Under My Skin” reached #6 in the summer of 2017 and “Self Control,” released in celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Laura Branigan’s classic song, hit the #1 spot in January 2019.
All were produced by Damon Sharpe, a producer who has worked with a wide array of pop artists including Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Kylie Minogue, Kelly Rowland, Monica, 98 Degrees, Anastacia, and Natalie Cole.
“The success of Self Control taught me to trust my instinct,” Kendra Erika continues. “I knew if I tweaked its message just a bit, it would speak to today’s listeners.”
She aims to do the same with “A Deeper Love,” a track she fell in love with the moment she first heard its mesmerizing beat. “I was on the stair master at the gym and the minute that beat dropped, I almost fell off the machine with it, it was so good!”
To learn more about Kendra Erika and “A Deeper Love”, visit her website.