Kendra Morris
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Background information
Birth nameKendra Morris
Born (1981-04-10) April 10, 1981 (age 41)
Lodi, California, United States
Occupation(s)Singer, musician, visual artist
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar
Years active2008–present
LabelsWax Poetics 2011–2013, Naive 2011–2013, ..

Kendra Morris (born April 10, 1981)[2] is an American soul singer-songwriter based in New York City, originally from St. Petersburg, Florida.[3]


Morris was a contestant on Fuse TV's Redemption Song.[4] She was signed to Wax Poetics, and in 2011 released her first single, "Concrete Waves"[5] (which later received a remix from DJ Premier).[1] Also in 2011, she joined Dennis Coffey on tour, performing lead vocals.[6][7] Her debut album, Banshee, was released in August 2012 from Naïve Records.[8][9][10] Her sophomore release Mockingbird, a covers record was released on Wax Poetics on July 30, 2013.

In 2013, her cover of Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" was featured in early trailers for the film Dead Man Down.[11] The use of the song was well received, with Movieline calling it "kind of amazing",[12] ScreenCrush saying it "lends the movie an eerie and beautiful grandeur",[13] and BuzzSugar said the "powerful" song was what made the trailer "pop".[14]

Her song "Banshee" was featured in the season one episode of Ray Donovan "Fite Nite".[15]

On June 17, 2016, Morris released her third album, titled Babble.[16]

Morris was featured on the single "Phantoms" with Open Mike Eagle and Vinnie Paz on the Czarface-MF Doom collaboration album Czarface Meets Metal Face,[17] and directed and animated the official video for the single "Bomb Thrown".[18] She again collaborated with Czarface when she was featured on two tracks ("Morning Ritual" and "The King Heard Voices") on their collaboration album with Ghostface Killah, Czarface Meets Ghostface.

A new album titled Nine Lives is due for release on February 18, 2022. "Penny Pincher" was released as its lead single.[19]



YearAlbumPeak positions
Nine Lives-


YearSinglePeak positionsAlbum
2011"Concrete Waves" –
2022"Penny Pincher" – Nine Lives


  1. ^ a b "Backbeat: DJ Premier and Kendra Morris at Skullcandy Present Wax Poetics Records Showcase". Billboard. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "OVGuide | Online Video Guide".
  3. ^ "Kendra Morris: Skateboards And Karaoke Machines". Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "Redemption Song - Kendra -". Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  5. ^ "Free Download: Kendra Morris' Soulful 'Concrete Waves'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  6. ^ "Legendary Guitarist Dennis Coffey Announces New Tour Dates | News". Archived from the original on August 31, 2011.
  7. ^ "Dennis Coffey: You know the music, now meet the man – Entertainment -…". April 7, 2013. Archived from the original on April 7, 2013. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  8. ^ "Banshee – Kendra Morris – Songs, Reviews, Credits – AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  9. ^ "Kendra Morris – Banshee – Album Review". August 27, 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  10. ^ "【KENDRA MORRIS】NYシンガー・ソングライターKendra Morris、デビュー・アルバムが国内盤で登場! – CDJournal ニュース". Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  11. ^ "First Look At 'Dead Man Down': Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard [Video]". December 29, 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  12. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (January 3, 2013). ["Watch ]: 'Dead Man Downs First Trailer Gives Bright Lights, Moody City". Retrieved April 6, 2018. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)
  13. ^ "'Dead Man Down' Trailer: Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace Get Some Revenge". ScreenCrush. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  14. ^ Panos, Maggie (January 2, 2013). "Dead Man Down Trailer: Colin Farrell Exacts Bloody Revenge". Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  15. ^ "Ray Donovan – Season 1 Episode 10, Fite Nite – SHOWTIME". Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  16. ^ "Kendra Morris – Babble". July 25, 2016. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  17. ^ "Czarface / MF DOOM: Czarface Meets Metal Face". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  18. ^ "Pigeons & Planes: The Best in New Music Discovery and Curation". Complex. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  19. ^ Sacher, rew. "Stream Kendra Morris' retro psychedelic soul song "Nine Lives," see her in NYC this week". BrooklynVegan.
  20. ^ a b "Kendra Morris discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 9, 2014.

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