Hi! My name is Kendall Swan. I’m a 24-year-old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Ledyard, Connecticut. I’ve been singing and playing the guitar since I was 10, picking up the bass guitar, piano, and drum set along the way. I’m a recent graduate of CCSU, where I studied English and Creative Writing in order to craft more thoughtful lyrics.
My music generally settles on an indie-rock sound, though it is laced with elements of hip-hop, folk, and pop. For influences, I listen to a lot of Elliott Smith, Bright Eyes, Eminem, The Front Bottoms, The Beach Boys, and Joyce Manor. With these influences, I aim to make new music that is rhythmically, sonically, and lyrically expressive.
I’m currently working on my 4th and 5th solo albums. My music often meditates on heavier topics such as friendship, love, death, anxiety, and self-perception. But despite the sometimes-dark tone of my music, as a performer I strive to be lively, light hearted, and always accompanied by a good sense of humor. My live performances are carried out with the help of my loop pedal, through which I build each song on the spot, leading to a more engaging, interactive, and entertaining act. Although my focus in the past has been on school and recording albums, my current goal is to play as many live shows as possible.