Photo Credit: Brooke Wedlock
Today marks the release of emerging indie Canadian singer/ songwriter, Kendal Thompson‘s debut single and video, “Human Feel”. The music video for “Human Feel” uses artistic visuals paired with melodic lyrics to play with the idea of gender expression, the acceptance of all sexual orientations, and religion. The video was directed by Toronto based film director, Dylan Mitro who has previously worked with the Zolas. It all works together perfectly and evokes the message that “no matter who you are, or where you are, love and acceptance can define us as humans if we choose it”.
When asked about the single Kendal remarks,
“Human Feel is a statement of the universal need for personal contact, emotional connection, and acceptance across cultural, ethnic, and gender boundaries.”
Check out the video below, along with our newest segment of Five Questions With which we were happy to conduct with Kendal.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hiii I’m Kendal Thompson I’m a singer, songwriter. I’m originally from Alliston Ontario but I’ve been lucky to call Toronto home. Because of Toronto, I’ve been submersed in a creative community of brilliant artists who inspire me every day.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
My music has been described as wavy pop. I’m a big nineties pop and Rnb fan so my love for those nostalgic tunes definitely comes out in my writing. I’m a huge fan of Lauryn Hill and Frank Ocean, both big musical inspirations to me.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
I’m preparing for a brand new live show! Through the years some may have seen me perform solo acoustic, with a full or stripped down band and with tracks. I’ve also performed with a good friend of mine, ableton magician, Nick Name a little while back and I’m happy to announce that he and I will be sharing the stage together again in a few months time!
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
“Human Feel”! I’m so proud of how the song and video turned out. I’m more than happy to share such an open and honest message about love and choosing love.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
There are many amazing and inspiring Canadian artists, it’s hard to choose! It’s so amazing to witness Canadian talent being recognized on an international scale, I’ve been loving Tei shi, HILL, Foon Yap, Daniel Caesar, Charlotte Day Wilson and Adaline.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.