Many music enthusiasts express the fact that all music sounds the same these days. A lot of new artists will do anything to fit into the industry, even if it includes losing their own identity and passion for the arts. But not Kenny Wesley. He shows his musical influences in his work and is a breath of fresh air for you music lovers. Critics say has firmly placed his stamp on the burgeoning modern Soul movement.
He is known as the soulful nerd with the huge voice. ”My mom said I came out the womb screaming, and I’ve been screaming ever since!” he jests. The North Carolina born, D.C. based artist has just finished a game-changing album with L.A. based producer Noah Lifschey. Lifschey’s signature cutting-edge sounds are a staple in the TV and music world, ranging from So You Think You Can Dance? to the MTV Movie and Music Awards and various record labels. ”Noah and I want this album to serve as an authentic alternative to the traditional, watered-down R&B. We comin’ with that fatback. That stank, raw soul music, wrapped in a progressive, modern gift wrap.”
His album "The Real Thing" is due to be released in the first quarter of this year! One of my favourite songs of his is 'Feels Good' as I love the whole vibe and head bopping groove!
The new single 'The Window' is available now on iTunes. Listen to it here and if you like, get to buying it!!
When not performing or recording, Wesley works as a freelance interpreter/translator and language instructor. ”I speak Spanish and French fluently and can converse in a few other languages. I visualize and approach music and languages the exact same way; they’re more connected than many would think”.
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Written By Sazrah
Sazrah is a UK music producer who has composed music for BBC 1xtra, Film, Catwalk and famous artists. Her blogs are about upcoming artists, music industry tips and general chit chat!