It may have all started with D’Angelo, and Parliament-Funkadelic before that, but Kendra Foster has proven to be a showstopper all her own in the time since Black Messiah was released. If you happened to catch The Vanguard during their post-release run, you know Foster was much more than a mere fixture upon the stage. Her magnetism uncanny and her voice as brilliant as any onstage.
Roughly three months back, the Tallahassee-native released her debut single as a solo artist with the bubbly and infectious “Promise To Stay Here,” following with the candy-coated goodness of “Sweeta” just last week. And today, the moment many of us have been waiting for, Kendra Foster has shared her self-titled debut album via Complex, and it’s as funky and fun as we’d hoped it would be, featuring extensive production from longtime collaborator and seasoned soul man, Kelvin Wooten. Best of all, it’s available for your listening pleasure for free ninety nine down below. If you’re looking to catch Kendra Foster on the road, she’ll be performing a free set in Bed Stuy’s Herbert Von King Park as part of NYC’s Summerstage. Check back for the purchase link in the days ahead and get acquainted with Miss Foster by jumping back to our recent interview.
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By Zo, Okayplayer, Jun 2016