About K. Tenee
K. Tenee’ is about to release her 2nd single, much to the excitement of her already sizeable army of fans. With the single expected success and fame imminent, the exciting, newfangled sound she has made her own is sure to gain interest from across the world.
The development of her unique style is the result of a lifetime of musical influence. Growing up crazed musical family meant that different forms of music always surrounded K. Tenee’. Her elders were a talented collection consisting of jazz singers, pianists, blues singers, radio disc jockeys, and so on. Her parents and older siblings shared a wealth of music with her as a child, all of which influenced her development.
Her first foray into learning an instrument came when she started playing the piano, aged nine years old. Later she began to play the smooth-sounding clarinet, which she continued with for two years before finally picking the piano as her instrument of choice at the age of 12, a decision to which she credits her falling in love with writing music came from.
K. Tenee’s musical journey did not begin in R&B/Soul, however. Born in central Florida, it was here that she developed her musical tastes and interests. It wasn’t long after picking up a mic that she was experimenting with the gospel singers’ runs and harmonies, followed by taking piano lessons from one of the greatest gospel piano players known in her area and joining her church gospel youth choir, all of which have had a profound influence on the direction her musical journey has taken.
After realizing that making music was her main goal, she began showcasing her talent in various venues across Florida, singing and performing at numerous gigs and making sure that as many people heard her name and music as possible. She was quickly noted for her unique style to the traditional live scene, and her popularity began to grow.
As her confidence grew and her style as an R&B singer developed, she soon saw a loyal following begin to grow, and she became a popular local hit in the music scene. Her talent with various musical instruments only added to her appeal, and her unique personality with high-vibrating energy and the added twist of southern sassiness started to find an appreciative audience.
But although her name was continuing to grow in central Florida, it was not here that she was destined to become a star. Instead, K. Tenee’ had developed an affinity with social media following and connections, and she began to release her music and share her new music with her online community.
Here her musical and entertaining ambitions continued to grow, aided by the sounds of old-school jam sessions that she shares during live streams, occasionally belting out her favorite throwback ballads, simply captivating the views for hours! Although traditional gospel music is where K. Tenee’s roots lie, there was plenty of inspiration from legends in another listening. That is not to say that she is restricted to the gospel genre. Her influences are vast, which her first two singles demonstrate, providing a room full of music from several such as opera, jazz, neo-soul, smooth jazz, hip-hop, pop, and house music.
She is keen to point out that everything she listens to directs her musical development somehow. However, she would undoubtedly include audiences such as Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Anita Baker, Tina Marie, Patti Labelle, Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, and Erykah Badu, among her biggest influences.
Finally, after honing her unique sound over recent years, she is preparing to release a few of her self-written singles, ‘Dangerous Ex’ and coming this fall ‘Love Light’, which underlies the changes that K. Tenee’ has gone through over recent years. The biggest of these was the ‘coming out’ from strictly gospel to raw and truth-speaking lyrics in the style of R&B, which has allowed her to develop as a person and has, in turn, profoundly aided her musical development.
The songs provide a combination of her angelic vocals, with a rhythmic undercurrent that bears testament to her neo-soul influences, and punctuated throughout with elements of soul, hip-hop, jazz, pop and R&B.
Other changes that have affected and influenced her songwriting over recent years have been her development of inspirational writing, an area that she pays a lot of attention to and incorporates to a certain degree in her music, employing lyrics to provoke thoughts of self-empowerment principles in some of her songs.
And as if that wasn’t enough, K. Tenee’ has taken it upon herself to take up an entirely different, though wholly satisfying, skill of acting, podcast and content creator/influencer. The satisfaction she gets from indulging in her many passions has led to a bond with the followers on multiple social media platforms
K. Tenee’s live performance schedule is increasing relentlessly, and she is finding herself more in demand than ever in venues across central Florida. It seems that the network is building an appreciation for her sound and talent, and her loyal army of fans spread far and wide across the globe are waiting eagerly for their first chance to listen to the newly released singles from the artist.