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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.