Kenneka Cook

Discuss your personality.
A space-loving, live-looping, weird jazz girl.

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Brief us about you as a musician.
A deeply jazz influenced non-traditional musician who uses my voice and a machine to create traditional-like sounds.

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Go into details on what have changed in your life for choosing music as a career.
I feel as if doing music and performing has made me a more outgoing person. I can still be introverted sometimes, but music had and is helping me overcome that.

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Tell us the benefits and drawbacks of choosing music as a career.
One major benefit of choosing music is that I get to do something that I love. One drawback is that I have to work late at night when I do perform.

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Tell us how you will manage fame as an established artist.
I still consider myself “normal”. I don’t have Beyonce status or anything.

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Elaborate on the story line of this song.
Technology and social media has slowly taken over in recent years. There is less human interaction with people face-to-face. I am wondering if the connection we have using personal interaction be as it once was.

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Tell us means of connecting to you and purchasing your music online.

Bandcamp

 

 

Website

 

 

Instagram

 

 

Facebook

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Let us know the greatest moment of your music career.
The album release show I had for “Moonchild”. There was so much love and support present that night.

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Discuss your experience pertaining live performances, gigs, shows and tours.
I love performing my music live. It’s good to get instant feedback about my music.

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Tell us how you relate with your fans.
When I perform I try to talk to the audience in between songs and after I finish a performance.

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Tell us what you will like to change if you have the chance to turn back the hands of time.
I wish I would have taken more music related courses while in school.

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Tell us the most important people that have boosted your music career and how you met them.
Producer Scott Lane. Without him this record would not only exist, but it wouldn’t be as great as it is.
Also having a supportive family helps me to keep going on and follow my dreams.

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Brief us on what you have in mind before considering music as a career.
I am really into Crime Scene Investigation, so I got a degree in Criminal Justice.

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Discuss your good and bad experience in life.
Good: Releasing this album, it’s a great unforgettable experience.

Bad: Recently losing my dad. I love him and miss him very much.

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Name the artists that have influenced the world.
Many jazz musicians like Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane still have an influence on the world today.

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Tell us about your moment of rejections as a musician and how you are able to cope and move on.
Because I don’t use traditional instruments to make music/ songs sometimes people can be misunderstanding. I respect that people have a right to their opinions and move on from it.

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Tell us the most negative comment you have ever received about your music.
I don’t dwell on negative comments about my music.
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Elaborate on the recording process of this song.
It was recorded in producer Scott Lane’s living room. A baby grand piano, a drum kit and a bass. Very cool laid-back vibes during the entire recording process.

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State the official date of release.
February 23rd 2018.
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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.
Kenneka Cook- It’s the unique name I was given when I was born.
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State the title of the song and the meaning.
Technology and social media has slowly taken over in recent years. There is less human interaction with people face-to-face. I am wondering if the connection we have using personal interaction be as it once was.

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State the title of the album and the reason for picking the title.
‘Moonchild’ is the name of the album. I feel as if I am a moonchild. I have strong connection with moon and space.

 

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