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Meet Kindal Tate

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kindal Tate.

So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
At a young age, I always loved music. I started singing at the age of four years old with a vocal coach who is still my vocal coach till this day. I was always exposed to different types of genres so I studied most of them I didn’t find jazz until I was 13. My family was always supportive of whatever I was doing with music at the time. Life for my family and I has never been easy they always made sure I could do music even when we didn’t have the money. Music has always been that outlet that helped me get through everything weather that was bullying, moving from place to place, my depression or later on my toxic relationships. I started writing songs at 16 and producing myself at 18. I would sing at competitions, fundraisers or family parties.

At 19 I was in a very toxic relationship that had me stop doing music for a while I got out of that relationship at 21 lost and ready to give up on my dreams a year later my friend made me go out to this jam in Hollywood called Tha Juice Joint. It seriously saved me from myself I gained confidence and I was free, there was no judgment I made friends and important relationships. Thanks to my friend I went every Monday night for two years it inspired me to put out my first project called “Self Care” in 2019 and perform it live. I currently am a house singer for them and have grown so much. Most of my life I sang at karaoke competitions, college groups, small bars or fundraisers. Now I’m singing my music all over in Hollywood and LA. It’s crazy how life can change like that so quickly as long as you never give up. A lot of my music is about real life weather that’s love, abuse, happiness, healing or depression. I never write about anything I haven’t experienced music is a healing tool and it connects to people on a personal level. I believe that’s my purpose not just for the money but to help people and make life better through music. This year I released a single called “Runnin” and another acoustic EP called “Inside Thoughts”. I am just so excited to see how far I’m going to go a few years ago I never thought I would be as far as I am and I am just grateful for everyone that has helped me along the way. All the hard work and dedication is worth it.

Has it been a smooth road?
It’s been rough I had a lot of trouble financially, I was in a toxic controlling relationship, I continuously battle with my chronic depression and constantly having trouble booking gig and auditions. But it smoothed out in the end I stuck it out I have finished three projects and am currently working on an album. I have background singing gigs and my own performances. Music videos are coming out soon. I’m currently working on creating a tour and collaborating with other creatives on their projects as well. Life is never easy but it all worked out I never gave up. I followed our family motto which is “believe” that’s the key to everything you want.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I create lo-fi music it’s a genre that combine that vintage jazz feeling with R&B or Hip-Hop. I specialize in Jazz it’s the only thing I study everyday. I am known for my scatting and my unique jazzy voice. I use my style in any genre I want to fuse it with I don’t believe in putting myself in a box I love combining all genres with that jazzy feel and I love flipping songs into swing a lot. I would say what sets me apart from others is that I’m me the way I create Jazz is definitely different. I want to create a whole new modern age of the Harlem renaissance. I am proud of all my projects but if I had to choose I am most proud of my recent EP “Inside Thoughts” cause I created that all by myself the music the lyrics and production. It’s very raw, organic, innocent and vulnerable.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I love that la is so diverse in music and styles of music. I love that you can come here to LA with something unique and people have an open mind when it comes to listening. The only thing I don’t like about some of the LA music scenes is the clicks and not sharing useful knowledge when you first are starting out when it comes to booking shows but that’s not everyone you have to find the right people to surround yourself with it makes a huge difference.

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