The song title “A Deeper Love” by Aretha Franklin for decades has been a symbol of love, joy, and happiness for me so it’s no wonder why I fell in love with “A Deeper Love” by #1 Billboard dance artist Kendra Erika and Grammy Award-winning producer Damon Sharpe.
Gay Pride is almost here, and this year it’s a special one because it’s World Gay Pride here in NYC. From the boys, the parades, and the celebrations, the long month of partying isn’t complete without music to listen to.
Kendra Erik’s first single, “Oasis,” climbed to #9 on the Billboard Dance Chart in 2016. “Under My Skin” reached #6 in the summer of 2017 and “Self Control,” released in celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Laura Branigan’s classic song, hit the #1 spot in January 2019.
All were produced by Damon Sharpe, a producer who has worked with a wide array of pop artists including Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Kylie Minogue, Kelly Rowland, Monica, 98 Degrees, Anastacia, and Natalie Cole.
When asked what the success of “Self Control” taught her, Kendra reveals today, “The success of ‘Self Control’ taught me to trust my instinct, I knew if I tweaked its message, just a bit, it would speak to today’s listeners.”
Kendra related to “A Deeper Love” the minute she heard the song. She was actually on the stair master at the gym and the minute that beat dropped she fell off the machine with it. “It was that good,” she adds.
It’s a song that we can relate too and Kendra admits, “As I’ve grown as an artist, I’ve really come to embrace my individuality. Where I used to try to hide my individuality by blending in with the crowd, I’m now grateful to be different. I appreciate myself more than ever before and that’s what I hope my music inspires in others: acceptance and love of self.”