My Morning Download: “No Love (But Your Love)” by Kendra Morris

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A couple weeks ago we offered a free MP3 of a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” by New York based singer and songwriter Kendra Morris. Next week Morris releases an album of all original material, Banshee, on Wax Poetics Records. For several weeks leading up to the release of her new album, Morris has offered covers of songs like this one by Pink Floyd and songs by Chris Isaak and Metallica. Below, download Morris’s cover of the Johnny Mathis song, “No Love (But Your Love).” With her new album, Morris has immediately stepped into the arena with musicians like Erykah Badu, Amy Winehouse (RIP), Chaka Khan and Joss Stone and challenges them each with some very strong competition. Like many of these soul women, Morris draws on the past to come up with something new and fresh and soulful; at times even rocking. Banshee is a very impressive collection of new soul sounds.


My Morning Download: “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” by Kendra Morris

Kendra Morris, whose debut album Banshee is being released on August 28th on Wax Poetics is releasing a cover song as a free download every Tuesday through the release of her album. Morris, born in St. Petersberg, Florida, calls New York her home and has a big, rich and soulful voice. Download her cover of “Wicked Games” (Chris Isaak) below, and treat yourself to her burning cover of Pink Floyd’s “Shine On You Crazy Diamond.”