Q: Walk us through your writing and production process in making “Memory”.
Kennedy: I wrote “Memory” in class actually! The song came to me so quickly, it took me about an hour to write. I ended up making a demo on my laptop and I sent it to Francesco Massidda, who I’ve worked with on a few songs recently, and he helped me polish it up.
Q: Was there a pivotal moment in your life when you decided to follow your path as a musician?
Kennedy: I’ve been writing songs since I was in third grade, and it just got to the point that I had written so many songs and I wanted to share them. I guess the pivotal moment was when I finally convinced my parents to let me put a song out going into my freshman year.
Q: The acoustic guitar and vocal performances on this song are fantastic. What did you enjoy most about making “Memory”?
Kennedy: Thank you! I had a ton of fun recording the vocals for this song, and I think you can hear that on the track. It was one of those instances where the session went exactly as planned, and it’s really special when that happens.
Q: What is coming up next for you?
Kennedy: I have a new album coming out later this year! I’m so excited to share more info on that soon.
Q: When did you start writing music?
Kennedy: I started writing songs when I was 9 and I put out my first song when I was 15.
Q: In your own words, how would you describe the music that you typically create?
Kennedy: My music is primarily pop. My last record was indie and synth pop. This upcoming record is a little more rock oriented.
Interviewed by Skylar Rogers
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