An Interview With Kendra Muecke
Sometimes we're all in need of some indie folk-rock with a little extra flare. Enter Kendra & The Bunnies.
The new release ofThank You is littered with harmoneous guitars and a beautifully lo-fi sound.
The songs feel like you just put on a vinyl record and hit play. Smooth and slightly mysterious, Kendra gets descriptive and joyously edgy at times. Almost like a cross between PJ Harvey and The Pixies but with female vocals the songwriter has her sound nailed down.
The coolest thing about this record is that she holds nothing back. You can feel the level of fun that went into this peice of work.
We took some time with Kendra to talk about whats going on with her now.
TSWS: Great to have you here today, Kendra. Please tell us more about your latest album.
Kendra: Thank you for inviting me to interview! My most recent album is very near and dear to my heart. It marks a phase of my life where I was honing in my expression as a strong singer with wisdom to share. This album is somewhat of a concept album that developed over the span of several years.
I had this particular idea on my mind for a psychedelic Americana sound, and since the album is centered around the feeling of freedom, I let these particular ideas for songs blossom on their own timeframe. Luckily, that was still pretty quick, I think.
TSWS: Was this album written during Covid times? How do you feel the current situation has affected your music and creativity?
Kendra: A few of the songs were written during the beginning of Covid times. However, a few of the songs are from before... Like "Buffalo Walk" and "Whoooo Are You?"-- these started as poems that I wrote in 2017. On the other hand, songs like "Thank You" and "A Tall Order" are from March 2020. "Well Toiled Routine” is from September 2019. I feel like 2020 has given me time to open up my music vocabulary. It's delightful, the inspiration.
TSWS: You live in LA, but are originally from Texas. Please tell us about that journey.
Kendra: Growing up in Texas was pretty great. I love the Lone Star state so much. There is a sense of belonging and family that I feel like Texans bring to one another. It always makes me think of what's best for a community because it was so great growing up there. On the flip-side, I have always wanted to live in Los Angeles for the entertainment industry. I moved out here when I was 18 to start college at Pepperdine University to study Theatre Arts.
I really do like California. It's a tremendous state.
TSWS: Do you have a favorite song from the new record?
Kendra: I am currently listening to "Daisy" and "Well Toiled Routine" a lot.
I also really like "Requiem for a Night Sky" and "1776 to 1976".
I like them all!! ... "Buffalo Walk" is closed to my heart.
TSWS: Tell us about your recent tour dates in Denver, CO!
Kendra: It's been so much fun. Last night I played at Quixote's True Blue. It's a rock 'n roll Grateful Dead themed venue. I truly rocked the show. It was a great time. I got to see a lot of friends. Such great vibes. Tonight, I played at Black and Blues Music and Brews in Loveland, CO. Wonderful venue.
The acoustics in the place were legit awesome. There was a warmth to the place from the exposed brick, and get this... the section where I was playing was behind plexiglass, but to be honest. It caused my sound to swell in such a beautiful way with natural reverb from the walls reflecting sound. The silver lining of performing live in somewhat post Covid times. On Sunday, I am playing at Herman's Hideaway with a few great artists, including Ten o Two band and Chris Ruiz.
TSWS: Where can our readers stay best in touch with you?
Kendra: I have music streaming on all platforms. Follow me on Instagram, I'm @kenbunny. Like me on Facebook as "Kendra & the Bunnies Music".
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