In our modern world where people are already faced with the pressures of social media, the fears of our foretold future and just a perpetual sense of worldwide unrest, Christopher Kenji strives to make music that helps people feel understood and less alone.
A lot of the lyrical content being fed to our newer generations from many of the popular artists nowadays are comprised of ego-driven sentiments about how they're the better than everyone else ––how people wish they could have their money, their status, their love lives, etc. With suicide rates higher than they've ever been, Kenji has made it his goal to do the exact opposite with his own music.
Kenji's main mission to be as honest and vulnerable as possible with his music using his own experiences and struggles to give people something they can hopefully relate to and feel good about. That is the exact reason why Kenji was drawn so passionately toward music in the first place ––its universal power to better people's lives. Aside from that, Kenji intends to bring back the spirit and energy of the rock music he grew up on and sincerely hopes people enjoy rocking out to his music.
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Kenji has been published in Vogue, Harper's BAZAAR, Elle, Vanity Teen, L'Officiel, etc., has appeared on the Food Network show, Chef Dynasty: House of Fang (Ep 4) (portraying himself in a principal acting role) and has been featured on the front covers of various magazines around the world ––two of which being, Hot Model Magazine, (including the front cover of their 2021 calendar plus an online article on their website) and SwaggaDigital Magazine, (who made their entire 24th issue on Kenji, titled The Tenacious Hustle of Christopher Kenji, featuring him on 29 pages inside the magazine with a two-page written interview as well as on both its front and back covers).
Kenji's "Summer Fog" Music Video has been featured on EVTV Miami twice as well as in the Prague International Film Festival in the Czech Republic, the Buenos Aires International Film Festival in Argentina, the Munich Music Video Awards in Germany, The Independent Awards in the UK, the High Tatras Film & Video Festival in Slovakia and the Around International Film Festival in Spain, garnering 4 awards (including "Best Music Video") and 4 nominations. Additionally, Christopher Kenji's live session "Live from Marin TV", was aired heavily on Marin TV from late 2022 through early 2023.
Christopher Kenji has been the featured guest on multiple podcasts including The Full Circle Show, Made For Music Podcast, Persevere Podcast, and The Face Behind the Brand and has had his music covered by various blogs such as The Dusty Organ, The Underground Music Collective, and Roadie Music ––additionally, his song, "Pretend That It Was Right" was featured as one of Pop Blitz Magazine's top picks in February 2021.
Christopher Kenji is a multi-internationally awarded music artist, a Top 10 West Coast Songwriting Finalist of the international NewSong Music Competition, a Berklee College of Music graduate, and a SF/Bay Area-based independent, multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter/producer on a mission to bring heartfelt songwriting, honest lyrics and rock ‘n roll back into the mainstream music world.
VIDEOS, MAGAZINES & FEATURES
CHRISTOPHER KENJI EPK
MISSION & MESSAGE
Country Summer Music Festival, CA
House of Blues Anaheim, CA
The Viper Room, CA
Rivertown Revival Music Festival, CA
Chicago Fashion Week, IL
Molly Malone's, CA
The Berklee Performance Center, MA
The Catalyst Atrium, CA
Sweetwater Music Hall, CA
The DNA Lounge Main Stage, CA
SoMo Village, CA
The Seattle Esports Studio, WA
American Bookbinders Museum, CA
UPCOMING PROJECTS & NEWS
Christopher Kenji is currently planning on releasing his 10 track debut album in fall 2023 which will include his current singles "One-Way Mirror", "Never Enough", "Waiting in the Wings", "Summer Fog", "Break You", "Dead of Night" and "Pretend That It Was Right". He will also be releasing another new music video in support of the album which he is currently working on. He was also part of a collaboration where he sang on two songs with popular Persian social media influencer and Pop/EDM artist, Danny Asadi and singer-songwriter, XYE which will be most likely released in the next few months.
Additionally, Kenji will be appearing as a main character in the short film Forevertown as well as in two feature films in 2023 ––one being Freaky Tales and the other being a Disney production.
Christopher Kenji has accumulated over 276K views on his own official YouTube Artist Channel, over 232K views on his two lyric videos featured on popular YouTube channel, Common Sense (401K subscribers), over 193K views on a viral TikTok video featuring "One-Way Mirror" made by Ryan Shakes (6.8M followers) and has received a total of over 830K streams on Spotify since his artist debut in July 2020.