Rising singer-songwriter and multi-talented artist kennedi has debuted the official video for “i don’t wanna like you yet,” the latest single from her recently released debut EP self (Platoon). Directed by Jacqueline Kulla, the trippy and sensual piece captures the feeling of a late night out with the person you’re falling for.
“i don’t wanna like you yet is about coming out of a relationship and just starting to hang with someone new and catching feelings way too quick,” says kennedi. “the video captures the tension between me and kaylen going back and forth with each other. at the end we are at the pier and realize the inevitable.”
Last month, kennedi released her self EP, the first installment in a highly personal two-part project set to be followed up by her second EP SABOTAGE in early 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.