Kayana Herndon Finds Fulfillment in Working within Her Passion and Purpose in Music

Breaking away from the confines of traditional genres, Kayana Herndon takes on R&B, pop, and hip-hop. The artist grew out of making song cover videos and is pursuing a music career full-time. Her songs embody the journey through fear and hope individuals and communities go through during the pandemic.

As a teenager, the singer-songwriter posted covers on her YouTube channel, “iAmKayana.” Her videos have now gained over 100 thousand views and counting. 

Kayana Herndon lost her job during the COVID-19 pandemic. Finding herself with more extra time than ever before, she re-committed to her passion for singing and writing music professionally.

The musician hit the ground running and soon released her first original song entitled “Fade Away.” Wanting to build momentum with her productivity, Kayana Herndon recorded her follow-up single. She went a step further, directing her first music video to accompany the song “6 Feet.” Listeners have described the hit single as the “perfect pandemic jingle.”

Kayana Herndon was born in Palm Springs and raised in Oceanside, California. Even as a child, Kayana found opportunities to share her talent in music. Her career as a performer started with roles in school plays and musicals.

Even though she has not been signed to a label yet, the upcoming independent artist is deservedly proud of her journey. Kayana Herndon is enjoying the process of gaining new skills to create and produce music herself. In addition to learning how to engineer songs, Kayana’s goal is to direct, choreograph, and edit music videos for herself and other artists.

Despite the high level of uncertainty brought by the pandemic, Kayana Herndon decided to pursue her passion. Instead of getting discouraged, the artist considers these challenging times a reminder that life is often unpredictable. Kayana hopes to inspire her listeners to make the most of each day.

Like most young adults, the 23-year-old singer dedicates her hard work to providing for her family financially. At this stage in her life, Kayana Herndon’s focus is on establishing a fulfilling career doing what she loves. “My family and my fears of leaving this Earth without pursuing my dreams full force motivates me to build and make a name for myself,” explains the artist.

Kayana Herndon’s personality, style, and branding stand out from other young musicians. In direct contrast to the wild characters preferred by her peers, Kayana describes herself as a family woman. This departure from cultural norms, stemming from her personal convictions, is most evident in the absence of profanity in her songs. Early in Kayana’s career, she vowed only to create the music she felt comfortable listening to around her mother and family. As the eldest of four siblings, the artist is serious about being a role model. Above all else, she plans to make her loved ones proud.Through her music and example, Kayana Herndon is inspiring a growing number of young adults to work within their passion and purpose. For more information on the artist, you can visit her YouTube channel. Kayana Herndon’s music is also available for streaming on Spotify.

Glenda Drewery
Glenda Drewery is a Media Publisher Lead at Music Observer. She works with publishers, broadcasters, news outlets, sports and music organizations, education, and lifestyle brands (among others) to create a healthy ecosystem of diverse content. She ensures clients from the entertainment industry are positioned for success.


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