Coming from New York City, Sean Kennedy is quickly becoming a prominent figure in the field of music. “Tell Me” is the first studio album by this multi-talented musician, in which he demonstrates his abilities as a vocalist, songwriter, and composer.
Kennedy’s love for music started early when he was only ten years old, and it has only grown stronger since then, especially when he taught himself how to make music in a recording studio.
His most recent single, “Memory,” which presents a realistic picture of personal experiences and emotions, throws light on his remarkable songwriting and production talents. “Memory” was released earlier this year.
An introduction played on an acoustic guitar establishes the mood for the song, which is then taken to new heights when electric guitars and drums are added to the mix. It is difficult to resist being lured in by the raw honesty of Kennedy’s lyrics, thanks to the fact that his voice is both strong and soulful.
Memory, which was made in partnership with an Italian producer named Francesco Massidda, stands out among Kennedy’s discography as an example of the musical flexibility and creative collaboration that he is capable of. Kennedy is able to exhibit his independence and attention to his art by writing and producing all but three of his tracks on his own.
The music of Sean Kennedy is likely to appeal to listeners who like pop with acoustic instrumentation and lyrics that convey emotion. Because of the wide variety of talents, he has and the enthusiasm he exudes for music, it is likely that he will emerge as a prominent musician in the years to come.
What would you say is your greatest strength as an artist?
I think my biggest strength is that I can connect with a wide audience. My music is mature enough to connect with older audiences, but not too mature to the point that I isolate younger fans.
What is your creative process when making music?
I tend to get an idea for a line or two that I’ll write down on my phone and build the song from there. I often write on either guitar or piano. Then I move on to production which I often do on my own, as well.
How long have you been making music and what attracted you to it?
I’ve been writing songs for 10 years and I put out my first single in 2018. Music has just always been a creative and emotional outlet for me. I love all types of music, and I hope to continue to explore different genres.
What is the biggest challenge you have had to overcome as a band/artist so far?
My biggest challenge has been marketing. Being an independent artist means every aspect of a release falls on you, and it’s sometimes hard to put all of your efforts into creating a project and then know that’s only the first step.
What streaming sites do you think offer the most value to a band?
I would say Spotify and Apple Music. They’re the platforms with the biggest audiences, and both of them offer a bunch of tools designed to help artists. There is, however, always room for improvement.
How do you think social media or the internet has affected the music scene in your country?
I live in the US, so social media basically rules the music industry. It’s great for independent artists, because it allows us to market ourselves on our own, but it definitely makes it harder to stand out.
What are your friends’ and parents’ thoughts on your career?
I’m so fortunate to have such an amazing support system. My career wouldn’t have been possible without my entire family, especially my parents and grandparents. I’m so grateful for them.
What does your current song mean to you?
“Memory” is a song that I’m really proud of. It’s somewhat of a sonic shift for me which is exciting. I’ve made so much of my music on my own, so for this song, and my upcoming record as a whole, I wanted to branch out. I worked with Francesco Massidda, who’s an Italian producer, on the production of this song, and it was such a great experience.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
I would tell my fans to always give 100%. Whatever you do in life, if you always give 100%, you’ll be rewarded.