Rising singer-songwriter and multi-talented artist kennedi has officially released her debut EP self via Platoon. The autobiographical five-track project features her previously released songs “apology,” “better” and “liquor love,” as well as her brand new single “i don’t wanna like you yet.” Listen to the self EP on all digital streaming platforms now here.
self is the first installment in a highly personal two-part project, set to be followed up by kennedi’s EP SABOTAGE in 2021. Together, all of the songs on self and SABOTAGE serve as an immersion into the mind of the Minnesota-born and Los Angeles-based artist, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. Having been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder, kennedi created two EPs to explore both sides of her mental nature. Each carry their own unique tone and represent one hemisphere of her emotional state; self being the delicate light to SABOTAGE’s manic darkness.
From the sonic production to the accompanying visuals, every aspect of both EPs were created to channel the duality of kennedi’s bi-polar personality. The result is a powerfully authentic body of work that finds kennedi unabashedly baring her soul and embracing the extremes that come with it. Her music speaks with complete candor about mental health struggles, sexuality and queer identity, and her incredible journey from a tiny snowbound Midwest town to the west coast.
“The self EP is exactly what it sounds like – myself and all of the raw emotions that come with me,” says kennedi. “It’s a snapshot into how I felt in the moments during the time I was writing these songs. It tells the story of my journey over the past year – my relationships and life experiences. Honest and raw. That is self.”