Kendra & the Bunnies is no stranger to the entertainment industry. Known for her vibrant pop/rock lyrics and psychedelic style, the Los Angeles-based artist has been leaving quite a mark on the Nashville country music scene lately. Kendra, a GRAMMYs Recording Academy voting member, recently picked up the title of Best Artist of the Year at the 2021 Josie Music Awards and was nominated for a 2021 International Singer-Songwriter Association award.
Her newest single called "Who Wants to Rock with Me" is an adrenaline pumping bop which really showcases Kendra's artistry. The upbeat tempo and fun lyrics are both captivating and lively - and her official music video can be described the same way. With numerous costume changes and the beautiful scenery of Music City, Kendra knows how to deliver the perfect combination of music and fashion to her ever-growing fanbase.
You are a singer/songwriter, author, spoken-word artist AND actress. Which niche would you say you feel most yourself in?
All of these areas of art come together when I am performing. I am really passionate about each medium and that translates to me being theatrical on-stage. I like to make people feel present and authentic when I reel them in. Ultimately, I feel the most myself through creating music and performing it with my full band.
You are originally from Texas, but now live in Los Angeles. How did the idea of filming your music video in Nashville come about?
Since I grew up in Texas, I do have roots of country, folk, and blues music. I have lots of memories sitting around a campfire with an acoustic guitar, singing with my friends. Nashville reminds me of that kind of heart. There is music being played everywhere, and I wanted to honor that in my music video for "Who Wants to Rock with Me"... because in a lot of ways, Nashville has helped make rock 'n roll what it is.
Your rich tone is so distinctive, yet so unique. What artists have influenced your music style?
I love this question! For this EP release in particular, I channeled ACDC, Carrie Underwood, Britney Spears, Bob Weir, and Janis Joplin.
How has the Covid-19 pandemic both negatively and positively impacted your career?
Well, I pretty much make the best out of anything, so I had a lot of growth over the past two years. The thing that does upset me though is the utter loss and collective tragedy we all have gone through. I just want live music more than ever before, and I want a lot of it! Music is so healing.
If you could headline the show of your dreams, what two other musicians or bands would you bring on tour with you?
OMG! Boombox and Pretty Lights for one vibe, Madison Beer and Doja Cat for another vibe, and Railroad Earth and Rising Appalachia for a third vibe!!