Kendra Foster’s “Promise to Stay Here” is up there with Bootsy Collins’ “Rather Be.”
Name: Kendra Foster
Representing: Tallahassee, Florida
Genre: R&B / Soul
For fans of: Joss Stone, LaToiya Williams
Single from: Kendra Foster
Produced by: Kelvin Wooten
Song of the Day: November 4, 2016
Label(s): EarKandy Music
hen approached to write about Kendra Foster in June for Brooklyn Magazine, I listened to her single, “Promise,” first. An auditory banquet of passion occurs, as the beat builds. Funk happens next. Then, Foster’s power vocals pierce and we’re basking in an intense effeminate energy. When I met her, she was all that I imagined. Acute, creative, limitless, feminine and a lady’s lady. Her friendly spirit met with mine. The interaction made it easy to write about her, what she has been up to, and her then forthcoming self-titled album.
Hopefully, we’ve all been in real love. I’m talking about the kind of love that makes you feel like you are physically connected, like a conjoined twin. I hope you’ve all experienced the type of love that feels like your heart continues to beat because you’re looking forward to one more moment with him or her. The kind of love that you don’t want to end, so you want to lay in a space with them—forever—or for as long as you possibly can.
Before the day ends, I will promise someone that I will stay there, with them, forever. Yes, honey, I will let them know that we belong together. Then, I’ll go the extra mile and ask: Why can’t we lay here a little while longer? Because I can feel the love is getting stronger by the minute. Do not interrupt or meddle this web of love we’ve spun together. Suddenly, this feels like a really bad idea. (Laughter)