Kendra Morris/ ‘I Am What I’m Waiting For’/ Karma Chief / Colemine Records
How do you put yourself into a record? I wanted to make it feel like you cracked open the ooze in my head,” says Kendra Morris, the longtime NYC-based musician/artist who will release her new album I Am What I’m Waiting For on August 25 (Karma Chief / Colemine Records). Produced by Torbitt Schwartz aka Little Shalimar (Run The Jewels), I Am What I’m Waiting For is not only a sophisticated and joyful reinvention, but an unfiltered expression of Morris’s idiosyncratic worldview that luxuriates in the little details. Featuring Morris’s towering voice over 11 shimmering songs bursting with dusty funk, R&B and touches of indie rock, it’s a rare record that doubles as self-portrait, unvarnished yet thrilling because of its imperfections.