Hailing from Spicer, Minnesota, located just West of Minneapolis comes 18-year-old electronic pop artist Kennedi (Lykken). She recently shared her debut single called “You & I”. Produced by RJF and Jeremy Lawrence, “You & I” serves as the first single and title track to be lifted from her forthcoming 5-track debut EP. Synth Pop with some very nice vocals, Kennedi got potential.
We were astonished by her debut and asked her some questions.
What is your all-time favorite song?
My all time favorite song is Ride by Lana Del Rey. During the music video she says “I knew that it takes getting everything you ever wanted and then losing it to know what true freedom is.” Which is a quote I live by. The entire song is empowering & freeing at the same time.
Which song is perfect for a Road Trip?
Doses & Mimosas by Cherub. It has a fun energy & vibe throughout the song, great for a road trip with friends.
To which song do you like to clean?
What You Don’t Do by Lianne La Havas. The piano in the song really drives a positive energy, & when the drums come in it just drives you!!
What’s the perfect song to wake up with?
Away From You by Silver Trees. The soft guitar reminds me of the sun shining through the window; the harmonies are warming.
What’s your favorite artist from your home city?
I’m from Minneapolis so definitely Prince deserves the title. He’s influenced the music industry and the sound, not only as a musician but as a person.
Which artist do you think is too underrated and which one is overrated?
Lana del Rey has to be the most underrated artist in my opinion. She produces every music video, works so closely in writing all her songs and picking producers, everything she puts out is her. I believe that especially in this industry, it’s difficult to remain true to yourself as an artist, & that’s who she is.
If you could be one artist for a day, who would that be?
I’d definitely want to be Drake for a day.. Then I could date Rihanna.
What’s the best song to make love to? (…to ask someone out?)
Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye. I’m pretty sure that gets everyone in the mood.
What’s the most beautiful lyric you’ve ever heard?
“I can’t make you love me if you don’t” -Bonnie Raitt. That lyric has so much emotion and hurt & it’s put in the simplest form. That song was monumental to me developing as a songwriter.
At which place would you love to play a concert?
Madison Square Garden! That’s always been a goal of mine.