Brooklyn native and Bed-Stuy resident Karen Bernod is planting seeds.

As a singer, songwriter and community activist, Bernod knows that what you put out in the universe today, will become tomorrow’s harvest. And from the time she was 7 years old– when she received a standing ovation for singing at her grammar school talent show– one of her biggest goals in life has been to use her talent as a singer to feed the soul.

It’s been a long journey from her younger days growing up in Lafayette Gardens to where she is now– on her way to Egypt to perform next week.

She has no regrets. Her talent as a singer has taken her all around the world, performing with her band, Brooklyn Soul, and also as a background singer with some of the most respected heavyweights in the industry including Chaka Khan, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo and Incognito, to name a few.

She has two independently released albums under her belt: “Some Othaness For U” and “Life @ 360 Degrees.” And on October 21, she will release her third: “#PlantingSeeds.”

To get a little taste of Karen, one of Bed-Stuy’s native fruits, check out this FaceTime interview. Also, click here to download the first single off #PlantingSeeds, entitled, “Inspire,” released today, September 9.

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