While many 20-year-olds are still contemplating majors,
Michelle Kennedy has made the most of her short years: She has a Philosophy
degree, her own record label, and a debut album through her musical ventures as
the Calm Paradox.
Michelle Kennedy was a harpist and classically trained
vocalist before a random internet search changed her life forever: She stumbled
upon The Strokes debut album Is This It? and fell violently in love
with indie rock. So out went the harp and in came a guitar. That was 2005.
A native of Houston, Texas, Michelle Kennedy moved to Utah
in 2008 where she began performing at open mic nights and small acoustic shows.
She launched her label in summer 2010 and soon after started recruiting friends
to back her up as the Calm Paradox. When
plans fell through, Michelle headed into the studio solo to realize the loud
and brash record she had been envisioning. That was November 2010.
Nearly 10 years after The Strokes made their historic debut,
Calm Paradox is now emerging with How to Mind.