Pop singer Kendra Erika and Grammy Award winning producer Damon Sharpe are rising on the Billboard charts once again, this time with “Sublime,” their psychedelically poetic club track about taboo love. Currently at #21, the song is expected to debut on the Billboard Top Twenty chart next week. The song has a sensuous vibe-y lounge groove, built around a continuous tempo and looming ghost voice that harkens back to early 80’s house music. “I’m a big believer that taboo love really helps a person find his or herself,” says Kendra Erika. She wrote the song’s lyrics against a beat produced by Sharpe and Eric Sanicola. “It may not necessarily be forever love, but experiencing something that is forbidden changes one’s perspective and allows them to establish what it is he or she wants from life.” “Sublime” is being released globally through Dauman Music and Sony Red and is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and all other major retailers as well as for streaming through Pandora and Spotify. It’s music video is on Youtube. Watch here
“I was in a relationship where we wanted to test the limits to see how far we could go,” recalls Kendra Erika from her Florida home. “Being ‘on the run’ was essentially what stimulated the relationship. It made it us against the world. Nothing and no one else mattered outside of the bond we had created and it was thrilling.”
“That true feeling of sublime happens when you eliminate all distractions and concentrate only on the person in front of you. Sure, it may lead to a sweet mistake, but venturing down the road of self-realization will teach you a lot about yourself and your place in the world.”
“Sublime” follows “Under My Skin,” Kendra’s club single that climbed to #6 on the Billboard Dance Chart last summer. Where “Under My Skin” was nebulous, describing a vague, although brighter experience, ”Sublime” is more defined, detailing an intimate, under-wraps experience between two lovers.
“Damon and I wanted to cleanse the pallet and write something more sensual and subdued for ‘Sublime,’” Erika continues. “I channeled those experiences from my past when I would go out to the dance floor with the intention to connect with strangers that might end up rocking my world,” she laughs.