Nashville-based RnB artist Houston Kendrick has started the year off strong with releasing two brand new tracks.
Look at Us is the first single off of his upcoming album Small Infinity, as featured by Spotify’s “Fresh Finds: The Wave” playlist. This release is a special treat for fans as listeners are graced not only with his enchanting vocals, but a fierce and cutting verse where Houston is rapping. This track was rather impressive as Houston demonstrates a wide array of vocal demonstration between charming melodies and conscious rapping, which gives so much magnitude to his unique, creative messages.
“This is a song written from a place of love and compassion for all of our imperfection. For every insecurity or flaw that we or others see in us, there’s twice as much beauty. So when you get discouraged, just pause, reflect, and celebrate the journey that brought you here.”
Ugly Vybes is a wild ride of a track, it feels as if there are “chapters” to follow along. On this song, Houston brings the listener along a trip by switching up the vibe as the chapters change, playfully blending genres as he goes.
The tracks compliment each other seamlessly, and leave us eager to hear the full album! In regards to the inspiration behind his upcoming project, he shared,
The ‘Small Infinity’ creative process wasn’t super glamorous or unique, really. I moved back home from Nashville to Birmingham at the beginning of March when the simulation started glitching (how else can you describe this wild year?). That’s when the creative flame was sparked. I had about a billion beats on my laptop, I set up a home studio in my dad’s office, and everyday I locked myself in that room to spill my guts. 2019 was one of the most challenging years of my life. Being forced to take a pause with the entire world in 2020 became the perfect opportunity to get some things off of my chest. Everyday I would hear a new beat, I’d start a voice memo on my phone and just sing a bunch of melodies on vowels and nonsense lyrics until I landed on a melody that situated itself perfectly in the musical story of the instrumental. After I land on a solid melody I start to write lyrics. Lyrics have to be stream-of-consciousness for me. Good lyrics are like water in that they should flow freely and be able to occupy any container. Any beat, any melody, any voice. As the months continued to pass, I realized that each of these songs encapsulated a fleeting moment, thought or feeling, which created a mosaic of this entire insane epoch. Inside of my bedroom was an entire universe of feelings, experiences, perspectives, etc. I decided to call this universe my Small Infinity.