Singer-Songwriter Kerri Medders Finds Herself With the Debut of 'Who R You?'

Singer Kerri Medders has been on a journey of self-discovery and writing some great new music, and the proof is in her awesome new single "Who R You."

The new track officially debuts tomorrow, but we have the early exclusive today, and Kerri told us all about how the song came to be and so much more.


Artist: Kerri Medders

Single: "Who R You?"

What it means to Kerri: "I originally began writing 'Who R You?' about a boy I knew, but it turned into so much more than that. It mimics something that we see happening everyday all over the world—the struggle with identity and finding your place. Sometimes it's hard and scary to just be you and make your own decisions without being influenced by your peers or what society has labeled as 'cool.' But once you realize that everything you need is already inside you, it's a magical feeling."

Biggest influences: "I wanted to channel more of a Paramore vibe on this track, just because I love experimenting with my music. Overall my biggest influence is The 1975—their songs, production, and the stories they tell. They're very inspiring to me."

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(photo credit: Nate Taylor)

Dream venue: "I really want to be a headliner at Coachella one day."

Dream duet: "Ed Sheeran or Matty Healy."

Fave songs:  "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran, "Water Under The Bridge" by Adele, "Polarize" by Twenty One Pilots, "Ghosts" by The 1975 and "Idle" by Spooky Black.

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(photo credit: Nate Taylor)

Dream accomplishment: "Writing and creating music is my own way to express myself. Whatever I'm feeling at the time, I can make something out of it and I don't know anything else that can allow you to do that. Without music I wouldn't be here—it's everything. I hope it never ends, and that I can reach more people as the years go on."

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