ARTIST NAME: Sara Kendall
SONG TITLE: Daydream
RELEASE DATE: April 26, 2019
GENRE: Soul Pop
Sara Kendall is a Massachusetts-born, Brooklyn-based dark-pop songwriter whose haunting and introspective lyrics explore themes of empowerment and self-preservation.
Taking inspiration from both female artists and novels, Kendall’s lyrics are reflective of her life experience and delivered with a powerful voice that Vanyaland described as a “portal to her soul.”
Following her debut EP “Delicate”, her forthcoming EP “Comply” tackles the concept of taking ownership of one’s own perception in an emboldened tone backed by sparse but often heavy and cinematic production.
Beyond her own music, Kendall’s artistry and aesthetic can be seen in Vogue and other collaborations in the fashion world, as well as a featured vocalist on Mom + Pop artist CRNKN’s single “The Grip”.
On the road, Kendall has opened for national touring acts Bayonne, Zealyn, and Eliot Sumner.
Tell us your names, country of birth, and childhood experience.
My name is Sara Kendall. I was born in New Jersey and grew up in Southborough MA, a very small suburban New England town. It was very green there and I miss that aspect a lot whilst living in NYC.
State your academic qualification.
I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Music.
Elaborate on your music career, band name, experience, and skills.
I’m just going by my own name for now. I’ve tried to think of a stage name or alter ego for years and years but nothing has felt right for me.
I’ve decided to dissolve that wall between me and my fans because a stage name wouldn’t feel genuine.
I am a songwriter, singer, pianist, and performer that has been pursuing music for a few years now.
Tell us your genre and idea behind your music video or song.
Overall I would say my music is a sort of dark pop or alternative pop.
My last EP Comply was less poppy than my earlier releases however and had a much more severe and cinematic sound.
“Daydream” definitely goes into a whole different direction being much more lighthearted and chill.
Tell us how to run a record label based on your experience as an artist.
I would know what I would NOT do. I would not give out false hope and promises and be disrespectful.
Tell us how you are promoting your music.
I just self-released. I’m always on my computer reaching out to people. I get a lot of rejections and no replies. It gets tiring but I’ve started to care less about the industry side of things and just be proud that I’m putting some art out in this silly existence.
I’m in the process of reducing the amount of information I take in and rewriting my mind on what it means to be successful.
Share your press release and reviews with us.
Explain the story behind the song.
‘Daydream’ is about trying to get someone to realize you should be together!
List the radio stations, television stations, and blogs that have aired or featured your new song.
Chillfilter, Casablanca Sunset.
State the names of other members of your band, music producer, crew, or music video director.
Alex Coco does synths and produced this track.
Pepe Ramos did drum for me for a while but he moved so I am looking for a drummer!
Tell us how long you have been in the music business, your experience, and your future goal.
I’ve been doing this all for a few years now. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs but I think ultimately what keeps me going is the storytelling aspect and connecting with people in a way I can’t achieve in day-to-day life.
Tell us what makes you unique from others.
My vulnerability, honesty, and the direction of the music.
Tell us your weakness and strength pertaining to music.
I think I’m tenacious and willing to fight through to finish something. However, I’m terrible at promoting myself.
Tell us other activities you are pursuing apart from music.
I’m really into fitness, food, and traveling. It’s so important to get out of New York.