Kendra Erika Ranks #6 on Billboard Dance Chart for 'Under My Skin'
After releasing "Under My Skin" in Spring 2017, Kendra Erika Visionary deep house/pop singer-songwriter has reached #6 on the Billboard Dance Club chart with the alluring blend of smooth vocals, poignant lyrics and fresh, playful but precise production, making up a diverse yet consistent and edgy sound. Check out "Under My Skin" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsRqLK187yA.
Since Erika's single "Oasis" topped the Billboard Dance Club chart, claiming the #9 spot earlier this year, she's thrilled to see how "Under My Skin" has risen above some nationally recognized performers within her dance category.
The single "Under My Skin" is also produced by Dauman Music/Big Deal/Sony/Red, Eric Sanicola and GRAMMY Award winning producer Damon Sharpe, who has written and/or produced for a wide array of pop artists, including Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Kylie Minogue, Kelly Rowland, Monica, 98 Degrees, Anastacia, Natalie Cole and Ginuwine.
"Once again, Kendra shows that her talent is really flowering with her new single' 'Under my skin' 'It stands out instantly as a captivating follow-up to her top 10 debut ''Oasis,''" said Jason Dauman. "I think it followed her identifiable sound in a very compelling way. I suspect the club goers will enthusiastically support Kendra's new single.'"
"After the success of "Oasis" Kendra and I went into the studio not knowing if we could re-create the original magic we had with our first collaboration," said Damon Sharpe. "Lightning strikes again! "Under My Skin" is an amazing follow up to the Billboard chart topping single "Oasis." Kendra, Eric and I really have a chemistry that shines in these songs!"
Kendra Erika teamed up with the powerhouse production/remixing team Marc Stout a/k/a Mixin Marc
whom is among the remixers on this project and is currently riding a hot wave as a DJ with The Chainsmokers and David Guetta and remixing the current Katy Perry single "Chained to the rhythm" along with hits for Rihanna, Diplo, G easy and Bebe Rexta, Demi Lovato and Britney Spears.
Kendra and Damon came up with the concept and title of "Under My Skin" that wasn't too narrowed in, like a story between a guy and a girl, or a simple party song about one night at the club. They thought about making another visually strong track, so he came up with a "summer wind" concept. Kendra pointed out that that was a Frank Sinatra song, but it does have potential to be something amazing.
Kendra Erika and her producer, started to envision Sinatra's vibe and thought about doing an "I've Got You Under My Skin" concept - making it driven a younger generation. From there, the concept took form, and its meaning is endless. "It could mean that this person is under your skin, this vibe is under your skin, the music that the DJ is playing is under your skin, or anything else that is overtaking you in that moment is under your skin. The song itself never reveals exactly what it is that is under my skin as the artist, and that I feel is what makes it interesting because of the mystery behind it," says Erika.
The title "Under My Skin" is appealing to anyone, young and old. Those who know of Sinatra, know of this title and will love how it is brought back to current times. "Funny enough, since Sinatra is one of my inspirations for when I was doing a lot of jazz singing in the lounges and restaurants, it's just only fair to me as an artist to have something to pay my appreciation to him," says Erika.
A native of South Florida, Kendra's Deep House/Pop recording style developed from the eclectic vibes of her surrounding musical culture and community. Focused on being truthful to her core artistry and authentic to who she is as a person, Kendra brings a dynamic cinematic experience to everything she produces. "Under My Skin" is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and all other major retailers. It is also available for streaming through Pandora and Spotify.