Interview: See Joe Kenney’s If It Lasts And Discover Why Indie Pop Is The Sound Of Now
If you want to listen to music that’s more interesting than everything else, you might be surprised to learn that indie pop is the sound of now. Combining funk, R&B, soul, hip-hop and more, Joe Kenney’s indie pop taps into the sounds of retro pop and alternative rock.
If you’re a fan of indie pop and melodic R&B, then Joe Kenney is a must-listen. The Phoenixville, PA-based artist has been making waves in the music scene for years, but his single “If It Lasts” is the track.
The song features a classic sound that combines elements of soul, hip-hop and neo-soul with amazing piano melodies and catchy lyrics. It’s impossible not to sing along when listening to this track, I tried but I could not resist it.
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“If It Lasts” builds on Joe Kenney’s original work by preserving and enhancing the vocal talents of Elle Gyandoh and Murphy Bug while introducing MC Sterling Duns and Martronimous production.
Duns’ emotive storytelling offers passionate insight into the relationship struggles hinted at by the duo of narrators and singers Gyandoh and Bug.
The singing verses are accompanied by an R&B vibe and chord progression, as well as a reharmonization of Beethoven’s theme in the chorus/coda.
The synth drums are played by Adam Sisko, and the bass line and instrumental countermelodies are performed by Carter Fox. Mt. Joy guitarist Sam Cooper (of the band Mt. Joy) plays soulful lead lines, and Kenney adds a lovely orchestral layering of piano, Wurlitzer, and synthesizers.
In addition to his recognition as an award-winning recording artist and pianist from Philadelphia, PA, Joe Kenney has written and performed tracks in genres as diverse as hip-hop, neo-soul, classical, jazz, and new age.
If you haven’t checked out his stuff yet, we highly recommend it. You can listen to it on Spotify or Apple Music and mains music streaming services, or visit his website. There are also links there to follow him on social media if that’s something that interests you. Get to know more about this amazing artist by watching his interview now!