On McKinney Music, “the best independent music magazine in the UK“, with her new single, Thriller Killer, Billboard-charting artist Kendra Erika turns up the heat and lights up clubs across the country.
Kendra Erika Releases New Single, Thriller Killer. Popmatters.com was at the forefront of the impact that was to come even before Kendra Erika released her debut single “Oasis,” praising the explosive pop/dance singer as an artist who “updates the Bond Girl framework to 21st Century terms, an embrace of glamour and sexuality as an empowering tool.”
Since then, the Boca Raton, Florida native has been a prolific chart powerhouse, scoring five Billboard Top Ten dance hits and reaching the top of the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart in 2019 with “Self-Control,” which gave Laura Branigan’s 1984 pop/dance hit a fresh futuristic new age twist. The track, which debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, was produced by Grammy-winning producer Damon Sharpe and Eric Sanicola. Kendra’s version of one of the year’s biggest dance hits earned her a spot on the Year End Top 30.
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Kendra Erika Releases New Single, Thriller Killer, Kendra has been on one of the most dynamic runs of her career since her breakthrough to the top position with “Self-Control.” She has released 11 singles since the spring of 2020, bringing much-needed pop and dance joy into the pandemic era and amassing over four million views on YouTube.
Her recent smash “Rapture,” which reached #4 on the UK Music Week Commercial Pop chart and #3 on the MusicWeek chart, and her Billboard Top Ten hit “So Fly,” which also reached the Top Ten on the UK dance charts, are two examples. The song is still being played everywhere in Europe, from Ibiza to Liverpool, and it is getting MediaBase radio play in many markets in the United States, like Chicago, Miami, and Long Island.
A dance remake of Wicked’s “As Long As You’re Mine” with two-time Tony Award winner, “Rock of Ages” star, and American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis is one of the singer’s other notable singles from the past few years. and her most recent song, “Come and Get It,” which was produced by Andrew Kirk of RUNAGROUND.
Kendra’s unique career vision, unstoppable creative flow, and plethora of talents have propelled her into a rare creative space where the best dance/pop producers and remixers are eager to collaborate on tracks. She has collaborated with Mark Mangold (Cher, Michael Bolton), Ronnie “Chico” DiCicco (J Lo, Rihanna, Britney Spears), Luigi “LUGO” Gonzalez (Janet Jackson, Madonna, Barbra Streisand), John DeNicola (best known as the songwriter behind the two mega-hits from “Dirty Dancing,” “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” and “Hungry Eyes”).
Kendra’s most recent dance smash, “Thriller Killer,” has received 349K views on YouTube in just a few weeks and is resonating with fans everywhere, both old and new. The music video, which was recently accepted by MTV, is currently playing in nightclubs across the country, as well as on a number of outlets and networks in the UK and the United States.
“Thriller Killer” is destined to continue gaining traction and climbing the charts with the vibe of a movie soundtrack that you play on repeat and a beat that makes your body move.
“With so much spontaneity, electricity, and intensity in today’s physical, emotional, and mental dynamics, Andy Kirk and I teamed up to energetically create “Thriller Killer” to be that representation for everyone going through this worldly crossfire,” said Kendra Erika. “The 80s style driving beat, synths, and vocal nuances indicate a resurgence in what music is, and why it’s there to hit us stronger than a bullet.”
Kendra is a well-known and highly sought-after live performer who has opened for many international pop artists, including Jason Derulo. She continues to perform in front of large crowds, including at the Tea Dance in New York City, an annual Gay Pride event where Bette Midler and Lady Gaga have performed. More read Kendra Erika Releases New Single, Thriller Killer.
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