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Meet Sarah Kennedy

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sarah Kennedy.

Hi Sarah, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I’ve been singing and writing songs for as long as I can remember. Singing has always been the most important part of my life, so there’s been no other path that feels better to pursue than this. When I was 19, I moved to LA by myself so I could put my all into creating my songs. Since then, I have spent pretty much every second of my time creating music.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I’m confident in saying that every person struggles who decide to go into music or any medium of art. It is absolutely a challenge to pursue art/entertainment- regardless of where you start. Like others, my journey is my struggle. I came to Los Angeles with basically nothing but my voice and determination. I never had a producer or manager or publicity. My parents and siblings aren’t musicians- let alone connected to the entertainment industry in any way. I spent countless hours working non-musical jobs so I could fund this lifestyle. Though it’s hard work, there’s nothing else I’d rather do and it’s the most fun and fulfilling feeling imaginable. I am extremely grateful that I’m lucky enough to be able to pursue something I’m so passionate about, but every single step I take comes from zero.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Like I mentioned before, singing has always been and will be the most valuable part of myself. I don’t think I could go against that if I tried. Authenticity, empowerment, and confidence are important messages that are woven into my songs. I’m extremely emotional and passionate about singing and my lyrics represent real-life emotions and stories I want to tell. My song “Ego” is basically manifesting and indulging in confidence that I strive to carry with me everyday. “Sex for Breakfast” is about feeling empowered by sexuality and femininity. Embracing feelings that are true to me, regardless of how dark they go, is essential.

Can you talk to us a bit about the role of luck?
Honestly – I feel extremely lucky and fortunate for many reasons, but being able to sing has to be number one. Singing is the one thing that I love to do more than anything else and I feel fortunate just to have that passion. That relationship I have with myself is special because it’s such a freeing way to express myself and challenge myself to become better. I have my fair share of obstacles, doubts, and struggles, but at the end of the day nothing matters more to me than music.

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