Kendra Foster brings legendary R&B history to her diverse and supremely soulful debut. In addition to world tours with George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, she co-wrote eight tracks on D’Angelo’s 2014 Black Messiah, including the Grammy-winning hit “Really Love.” Beyond vocals that are diva powerhouse strong and neo soul sensual—and a graceful balance of romance and social consciousness—her fresh soul fusion taps into an exhilarating swirl of jazz, funk, rock, classical, gospel, electronica, hip-hop and world music. More than an intro to her deeper artistry, it’s an invitation to an exciting path forward for R&B.
Score: 9 out of 10
Producer: Kelvin Wooten