Richmond Singer/Songwriter Kenneka Cook Debuts The Official Video For "My Universe" From Her Forthcoming Debut 'Moonchild' LP, out February 23 on American Paradox Records.

Richmond-bred singer/songwriter Kenneka Cook makes a statement with the official video for “My Universe” from her forthcoming full-length debut album Moonchild. The breezy clip arrives ahead of the project, which is slated for a February 23rd release on American Paradox Records. “My Universe” features an ensemble cast of locals from all walks of life, who join Kenneka for a leisurely stroll around town on a clear fall day to spread love and kindness. The video anchored by Cook’s playful, lilting melody and rich harmonies follows the release of the album’s title track and her carefree second single — a cover of Vampire Weekend’s “The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance.” Cook, who cites influences as varied as Billie Holiday, Erykah Badu, The Cardigans and the cosmos, recorded the project in three months with the help of producer Scott Lane. Other contributors to Moonchild include pianist Devonne Harris (of Butcher Brown), drummer Kelli Strawbridge, drummer Caleb Knight, pianist Chris Speasmaker, drummer Andrew Sisk, trumpeter Marcus Tenney, guitarist Russell Lacy, saxophonist Sid Kingsley and mandolinist Jared Pool.

Moonchild is a glimpse through Cook’s lens, exhibiting heartfelt lyrics and melodic themes on spirituality, technology, and social interaction. The album opens with serious meditations on the state of human connection (“My Universe”, “Don’t Ask Me”) and finds its way to a fun-as-hell-take on the now-classic “The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance” by Vampire Weekend. “Please” transforms a conversation between Cook and her mother into a soft hymn, and “Brings Me Back (111)” depicts the mutual beckoning of soulmates.

Watch the official video for “My Universe” below. Pre-order Moonchild and get more on Kenneka Cook via americanparadoxrecords.com.

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