"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.”"
"While Cook’s forthcoming debut album, Moonchild, was made with a full band, the album still incorporates, at its core, her unique approach to arrangement that comes from having mastered the art of building musical landscapes with the Vox Lil’ Looper."
“I LOVE the moon. I loved looking up at the stars at night as a kid. As I got older and began to understand the spiritual meanings of the moon, I became even more intrigued."
Listen to "Moonchild" on Northern Transmissions
Local jazz singer Kenneka Cook has been steadily priming Richmond audiences for her debut album Moonchild over the past few weeks, due out Feb. 23 via American Paradox Records. With appearances on RVA Track and an opening spot for last week’s Waxahatchee concert at Capital Ale House, Cook chose RVA Magazine to premiere the first forthcoming, standalone single, “Don’t Ask Me.”
"An impeccable release that unwittingly raises the bar for any and all music coming out of Richmond. Soul overflows out of each track, whether from Sid Kingsley’s own bellow (that brings to mind the legendary Levon Helm) or the sharp instrumentation brought together by producer Scott Lane, and it’s a remarkable step-up from most Americana music released these days. All in all, this is one of, if not the, best Americana release to come out of Richmond, as well as one of 2017’s best records overall."
"The production quality on this track is amazing. This is serious, radio-ready pop music that’s sure to find a mass appeal. Give me one good reason why a track like this shouldn’t crack the top 40."