kendal thompson

Toronto, ON (August 29, 2017) -  Anticipated Toronto singer and songwriter Kendal Thompson releases her first single and music video for “Human Feel”, produced by Mike Schlosser, a Toronto based producer, songwriter at Little Noise Records who has worked with artists like Adaline, Anna Cyzon, King Raam, and John Orpheus. The singer pulls her deep inspiration from other indie and soul artists like Lauryn Hill and Frank Ocean who have been an inspiration to Thompson since a very early age. Her sound can be categorized as Wavy Pop with some R&B undertones. The release of the single comes after the launch of Thompson's first EP “One” in 2015, available on Apple Music. Since then Thompson has been busy winning titles in Toronto’s indie scene, building her combined 24k social media following, and various battle of the band's contests while working on collaborations with other artists. Thompson recently had the privilege to work with fellow Toronto artist and friend John Orpheus on a feature in his song “BUTTAHFLY” which has reached 100k views on YouTube, Thompson's feature adds a certain depth and feel to the song and has now become a favourite amongst Orpheus fans."

Human Feel is a statement of the universal need for personal contact, emotional connection, and acceptance across cultural, ethnic, and gender boundaries, “ says Kendal Thompson.

Watch the “Human Feel” music video here. The single is also available on iTunes and Spotify.

“Human Feel” was created to express the universal need for personal and emotional connection. Thompson pulls deep into her indie roots by producing a music video that expresses individuality, love, acceptance and social issues all mirrored by the contemporary yellow and blue theme in the music video. The video for Human Feel was directed by Dylan Mitro a Toronto based film director who’s previously shot videos for indie band the Zolas.“Human Feel" is a statement of the universal need for personal contact, emotional connection, and acceptance across cultural, ethnic, and gender boundaries. By addressing a very personal feeling of longing in an open and positive way, Kendal Thompson has created a call to action. Paired with a stunning video directed by Dylan Mitro, the message of "Human Feel" is clear: No matter who you are, what you are, or where you are, love and acceptance can define us as humans if we choose it.

Kendal Thompson is a singer and songwriter born in Alliston, Ontario, Canada. She began singing at the age of three making up songs as she went along. Thompson began taking vocal lessons at the age of 12 and soon she was gathering fellow classmates for rehearsals of a girl group that never received a name, or made it out of the playground. From those failed attempts she learned how to persevere with her purpose in hand. In her early teens Kendal was shown a new light, being almost solely inspired by Lauryn Hill, began her journey of musical expression. She adopted a guitar her father had purchased years earlier for $10.00 at a local auction and the added musical outlet and freedom of expression took her writing to a whole new level. In 2007 Kendal took a leap and moved to Toronto where she found a home in the folk and indie circuit. Endless shows and lucille projects later she connected with producer, songwriter and musician Mike Schlosser of Little Noise Records, and the musical results have formed that basis of all her music since. Her first EP “One” is available on Apple Music and Spotify and has helped her gain the attention of other Toronto artists, and landed her a feature in John Orpheus’ song “BUTTAHFLY”. Thompson is excited to continue working with her team at Little Noise for a much anticipated follow up in 2017.

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