Kenley Collins, world-renowned fashion designer, television star, singer-songwriter, is releasing her first single from her upcoming album, Belle Black, on Lanark Records. “Stop And Listen” will be released digitally on December 5th and features a vintage, 60’s girl-group style complete with soaring background vocals, handclaps and a wall of sound. Her influences are immediately evident and the sound will take you back to a very influential time.
Her debut album, Belle Black, releases January 27th on Lanark Records and will further her vintage stylings as she breathes new life in a classic sound. The album is produced by Quentin Jones, a recent inductee into the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame. Jones has produced such critically acclaimed projects such as Linda Gail Lewis, Robert Gordon, The Rockats, Charlie Gracie, Reach Around Rodeo Clowns and many others.
The project was recorded in Lanark’s analog studio with no auto-tune and live musicians along with showcasing Kenley’s vocal and songwriting talents (she wrote or co-wrote 10 of the 12 songs on the album). Expect to hear everything you loved from the 50’s and 60’s girl-group sounds but from a fresh perspective. There’s a reason those songs from that era have lasted and that was the approach they took going into recording.
About Kenley Collins:
Kenley Collins is truly a girl of the new millennium. She is a television star, an award winning fashion designer, and a singer- songwriter who has a great new album in post-production at Lanark Records. The yet untitled album will be released late spring of 2016 and features great pop songs with a retro, but relevant style that will appeal to her massive fan base. Kenley wrote and/or co-wrote 10 of the 12 songs on the album. This album was recorded in an analog studio on a large frame mixing console. Along with live musicians recorded without the use of auto-tune, Lanark Records was able to give it the full, natural sound using the famed Sanco “500” Process. This release will entice any of today’s music consumer needs.
Kenley is no stranger to mainstream press as she has appeared in the following magazines; BELLA New York, People, Reality TV, Ponyboy, Tablet, and US as well as other major periodicals and websites. While honing her craft in some of New York City’s most renowned venues, Kenley Collins continues to build her loyal fan base.
Born and raised in Pompano Beach, FL, Kenley is known for her popular seasons on Bravo’s Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars on Lifetime. She is also noted for her appearances on E!’s Oscar 2011 Pre-show, and Live with Regis and Kelly. With the release of her new project, Lanark Records will be putting together her band featuring a horn section and a rock and roll foundation of bass, drums, keyboards and electric guitars.
Lanark is currently booking tours and special events for Kenley to include; television and radio shows, festivals, theaters, live shows and other special events.
About Lanark Records:
Lanark Records’ goal is to produce new music from established veterans and young artists alike. Their signature sound is to put a fresh spin on the classic sounds of Rockabilly, Rock ’n Roll, Blues, old school Country and Western, Sixties Pop, British Invasion, Girl Groups, Surf Music, Americana, Folk and Roots music. Great music transcends eras and Lanark Records makes recordings that are relevant in the new century.