A singer, songwriter, and producer from New York City, Kendra Black originally set her sights on a career as ballet dancer. The youngest in her class when she graduated from the Kirov Academy of Ballet at the young age of seventeen, it wasn’t long before Kendra shifted her focus to music. Building her career, Kendra relocated to New York City where she refined her sound and vocals, eventually moving forward to perform in the U.S., France, Monte-Carlo, Italy, Egypt, and the Caribbean.
Her latest in a long life of achievements is ‘The Fire’, a ten track album that wonderfully illustrates her musical style. Opening with lead single ‘The Love’, the album quickly establishes itself as a compelling and alltogether melodious affair. Simple yet effective, ‘The Fire’ brings to the fore a swirling mix of pitches and sounds, dancing between unadulterated pop and vibrant dance anthemics with ease and confidence. It’s the most compelling song on the album, but not the only one with something to offer.
‘Smoke Signals’ and ‘Covered In Sin’ bring a dark atmosphere to the album, continuing the electronic feel but with a heavier sense of atmospheric wonder, while ‘Medicated’ reaches for the stars with a relentless, indelible energy. Closing with a cliched, but fitting remix of ‘The Love’, the album finally ends with the same power that it began with, bringing itself full circle in a holistic and invigorating fashion.
Simply put, ‘The Fire’ is a strong, confident showing of Kendra’s will to create and her ability to captivate. Kendra's album is well produced, polished, and ultimately entertaining, joining the list of vibrant, pop-infused albums that will undoubtedly carry a light throughout 2019.