He is an emerging R&B record artist and a trained professional dancer. He has worked as a background dancer with many musical artists on platforms such as Good Morning America, MTV’s TRL, BET’s 106&Park, and performed on stages at Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center. We are happy to introduce you to the talented artist from Elmont, NY – KOURDELL!
[Blaster] Thank you for your time KOURDELL! What music did you grow up listening to?
KOURDELL: Thank you for your time as well! I grew up in church and participated in my church’s dance team, so I listened to a lot of gospel music from artist like, Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary and Donnie McClurkin. But as a child, I loved the era of music that the Disney Channel put out. They were super talented and still some of the biggest stars of today. Also all the 00’s R&B hits I heard on the radio while my mom was driving me around as a kid back in the day.
[Blaster] How did you become involved in music production?
KOURDELL: Music was always something that chose me. I started out in dance school, theatre camp, and on dance teams. My love for music started with dance. I always knew that I wanted to sing and dance to my own songs.
[Blaster] How would you describe your musical style?
KOURDELL: My musical style I would say is soulful smooth meets sexy with a side order of honestly!
[Blaster] Is there an hidden meaning in any of your music?
KOURDELL: There’s always a deep meaning in all of my songs. My music is usually a personal message to myself or someone who has affected me, positively or negatively. Music is one of the best ways for me to get a message or emotion across.
[Blaster] Who writes your songs?
KOURDELL: I write my songs! I always used music to help me release and talk about what’s going on in my life. I feel like people listen to me more when I put it in a song. For my upcoming project, “AUTONOMY X”, I decided to collaborate with two talented songwriters to help me structure them a little better, but what you hear is all KOURDELL.
[Blaster] Where do you find your artistic inspiration?
KOURDELL: I find my artistic inspiration in my emotions and experiences. Happy, sad, joy or pain. I use my human experience as a vessel for my inspiration.
[Blaster] Do you have a record label? Are you a member of any music organization?
KOURDELL: As of now, I’m completely an independent artist. Every song, visual, and outfit is all arranged and put together by me. In the future, I would love to be with a label who understands and supports my vision fully.
[Blaster] Who are you inspired by?
KOURDELL: I have had many inspirations in my life, but I can say I am always inspired by strong, black women. They have been the foundation of my resilience and strength from just watching how they navigate in this world. My mom is the number one inspiration and artistically my biggest inspiration is Rihanna.
[Blaster] Do you collaborate with others? What is that process?
KOURDELL: For my latest project, I teamed up with Grammy nominated engineer/producer, Raymond J Scavo III, who I now am happy to call my friend. We spent a year and a half making every song from scratch. Every beat and sample was inspired by how we were feeling that day. We let God guide us, not knowing what we were gonna walk out with that day and we just always made it happen. In the future, I’m open to working with more artists to continue expanding my creative process.
[Blaster] What skills have you learned that will help you in your music career?
KOURDELL: Skills that I have learned along the way are to not be to hard on myself. It is ok to not be 100% every single time you approach a song. Patience and breathing have been my best friends. I get anxiety when I work because of how much I want my work to come out perfect. But sometimes the mistakes become the best moment of the entire song. Also trust your heart, and do not try to impress. Take criticism and opinions openly from people you value. But still take them with a grain of salt.
[Blaster] What are the main topics for most of your songs? Do you think topics will change overtime?
KOURDELL: The main topics of my songs in the past have been facing hardships and overcoming them. That was my way to heal in a very tumultuous and confusing time in my life. But now, I’ve went through a major transformation and healing journey over the last 3 years. The topics now focus on self worth, empowerment, and just being hot! Topics will always evolve, as I do.
[Blaster] What are you working right now? Did you release something in the past?
KOURDELL: Currently I’m gearing up to release my first official EP in the spring of 2023 called “AUTONOMY X”. The music has been done for sometime, now I’m just promoting and get my visuals together.
[Blaster] What do you feel is the best song you ever released and why?
KOURDELL: My first and most precious song to me I ever put out into the world was called “Goodnight II Gotham”. It is a cover of Rihanna’s song “Goodnight Gotham”, and I feel like my introduction to the world. It was the truest, rawest piece of work I think I could ever put out. Including the video. I faced myself and the world honestly for the first time.
[Blaster] What would be your dream collaboration, with any musician or producer?
KOURDELL: My dream collaboration, hmm…that would be super hard to choose! I would have to say Drake would be my dream collab. He’s the G.O.A.T. And producer, that’s easy, Timbaland! He’s unmatched. His beats take me to outer space.
[Blaster] How do you balance your music with other obligations – school, hobby, job?
KOURDELL: Balance is everything. I try to meditate every morning and ask for guidance. I’m not in control of the unknown, which sometimes can be difficult for me to grasp, but I make it work! I prioritize what I think is most important and schedule things out as best as I can.
[Blaster] At the end of the day, what do you hope people take away from your music?
KOURDELL: At the end day, I hope people can feel inspired to keep moving forward in life from whatever I put out. Music has gotten me through every single situation I have ever dealt with and has been a major comfort for me. That’s all I want to do for the world through my music.
[Blaster] Would you like to give any message to your fans?
KOURDELL: Keep your head up! Keeping pushing! You’re not alone. You will make it through!!!
[Blaster] Feel free to share your contact information for possible collaborations with musicians and social networks links, so fans can follow your work and access your music.
Facebook: KOURDELL Music
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