We connected with the extremely talented LA based Rock artist Kendall Lake to discuss her latest single "Hero", as well as to find out what she enjoys most about performing in front of a lively audience, and much more.
After reading our exclusive Q&A with Kendall, be sure to follow her on social media so that the next time you're in southern Cali you can see this dynamic artist sing "Hero" in person.
Tell us about your latest single "Hero"; who produced it and what are you most proud of with it?
I've really only worked with one producer. His name is Tek/Tekneek and he's tucking amazing!! Everyone I've released is produced by him. "Hero" is about asking and giving someone help and being and needing a savior. It's hard to trust someone and admit what you want whilst also figuring out what you need. They aren't always the same thing.
With the opportunities to perform at the SKITZO concert series, The Viper Room, and The Troubadour, what do you enjoy most about performing live?
Performing in a room face to face with people is a bonding experience. I'm looking to them for comfort for affirmation for support and to be the recipient of the love I have and want to give. It's a connection. It's like being naked in front of someone. At first you're insecure scared they are going to judge you or disapprove, make you feel inferior or want to leave. But when they stay, it's a feeling of acceptance and vulnerability that weirdly calms you down and encourages you to be yourself. Then you get excited because you FINALLY found someone who sees you for what and who you truly are.
That's what I enjoy most about performing.
Do you ever get stage fright before a show? If so, how do you deal with it?
"Knees weak, arms are heavy. There's vomit on my sweater already moms spaghetti" - Eminem That's the best way I can describe how I feel before a show.
Which do you enjoy more being on stage performing for a live audience or appearing in TV and films?
Performing live!!! Hands down! All I want to do is perform and sing. It's my therapy.
From your catalog of music thus far, which one song would you say personifies you the most as an artist?
I don't really know how to answer that because every song personifies' me. Every single song is a personification of who I am. I wanna give some deep, intellectual answer but I can't. Every song is a piece of my mind, body and soul.
Being a LA native, which local artists/actors have been the most influential to you as you came into yourself as a performer?
I'm not sure I can list "local" artists/entertainers who impact and inspire me but I can say everyone I'm around makes me want to be the best version of me. I go to shows and witness artists I've never heard of, for one reason or another, and I'm floored and wish I was like them. They all influence me in one way or another.
What are your goals for the remainder of 2017?
My number one goal is to be happy. That's the only reason we do the shit we do. We think it's going to make us happy. I'm happiest making music so I'm working hard to share my music with people. I need to travel and tour to do that best and that's my focus. Spreading my crazy little gospel.