Thomson native talks music career, debut album
By Caitlin Boland

Stantawn Kendrick, a Thomson native, has been interested in music since he was a toddler and now plays saxophone professionally and recently released his debut album “No Longer Bound.”
Stantawn Kendrick, a Thomson native, has released his debut album titled “No Longer Bound.”
Kendrick said he has been told for many years by peers, mentors and role models that he should make an album.
“Although I had original compositions, I never really had the urge to make an album,” Kendrick said. “One day I sat down and thought about why this was the case. It boiled down to believing if I was good enough or not. Were my compositions good enough? Was I mentally ready? All of these things is what birthed the inception of my album -- down to it’s title.”
He said the title of the album is a reflection of the past decade of his life.
“The pieces were written the very moment I experienced hurt, happiness, melancholy and prayer,” Kendrick said. “Or awakening from dreams or visions. This music represents people who experience these emotions when no one else knows and long to break free of the mental chains of bondage. Every piece has a meaning to it and a purpose for being included.”
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