We’re excited ot share this interview with Kendra Chantelle, who just released her newest single “I Still Believe” and is about to release a whole new album!
We are stoked to have you today. Tell us about your fall season so far! What are you up to?
Thank you, I am so excited to be here! My fall has been pretty magical- I just released my second single “I Still Believe” off my upcoming record Carousel and am gearing up for the album release 11-20 so that’s kept me busy enough. I also just love fall weather in TN and am enjoying being home to take walks with my french bulldog, Buddha.
What music typically plays in your home?
We play a huge variety of music in our house. “Cooking music” is generally Frank Sinatra, Etta James, Sam Cooke, etc- the great classics. I am usually singing all the time – maybe writing new songs, maybe just singing my favorite Mariah Carey & Michael Jackson songs for the millionth time, ya never know! I love to throw on some great rock and roll (on vinyl!) if I am cleaning or need to get things done. Led Zeppelin can be the most inspiring.
Favorite part of the studio process?
I love the studio process so much. I think my favorite part is creating and stacking vocal parts. It’s so satisfying to hear ideas outside of your own head!!
Biggest lesson learned in your career so far?
I feel like my career has been one constant evolving lesson- I think the greatest summary for what I’ve learned is don’t limit yourself by holding on to a particular outcome. The music business is SO unpredictable- it’s nearly impossible to make accurate projections. I have noticed I am so much happier and more successful if I am open to however it’s going to shake out. If there are a million potential outcomes and only one is going to make me happy, that means there are 999,999 options that make me upset. I just don’t like those odds! I focus now on there are a million potential outcomes and I can’t wait to see what they are!
Any mantras before starting in your career so far?
I love that you’re asking about mantras because toward the end of answering the previous question, I was thinking of one of my favorite mantras that I repeat often “Everything is working out in my favor!” I also have held onto one from a fellow artist I admire so much- Ruby Amanfu- she spoke at a writing class I took once and said she uses the mantra “I am destined for greatness and it is unfolding.” I repeat that often and embody it!
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