KEEYA releases innovative debut EP ‘PARADISE’

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Singer, songwriter and visual artist Keeya drops her debut EP 'Paradise' today. Fans of Beyoncé, Sade and Lauryn Hill take note as the Bahamian artist uses personal experiences as a muse for some beautifully crafted RnB here, which is both radio-friendly and innovative. Written and recorded in LA and at herhome in Nassau - Bahamas, the four-track offering is packed full of ammusing stories from a female's POV, soulful vocals, wavy synths, crispy 808s and enough bottom end to satisfy all lovers of bass genres. Keeya’s melodic approach to song writing is evident as she mixes Caribbean influences with progressive sounds and which coupled with her flair for visuals set her alternative RnB apart. Three tracks from the EP were produced by Maestro The Baker (whose credits include Rihanna, Jay1 and J Hus). The lead single ‘I Got You’ sees the pair deliver a slice of contemporary RnB which drips with sun-drenched positivity as Keeya proclaims 'I GOT YOU!' to her family, friends and community. Explaining further she says: "It's about striving. It's about how we take care of each other. If nobody else got us, we got us."   Watch the music video for 'I Got You' here: https://youtu.be/o7FP8tkqqJE Title track ‘Paradise’ was one born out of a DIY ethic that Keeya is all about. Written and recorded in LA at Maestro The Baker’s home, it is described as ‘one is for the girls’, as it celebrates how the barriers are beginning to be torn down for women in music. Keeya explains:   “Right now in music, I see women having fun again, and that makes me so happy. Women should have the space to be upfront about the things they like and the things they desire. As soon as we finished the demo it felt like a party. Everyone was dancing and vibing.” Listen to 'Paradise' EP in full here: https://open.spotify.com/album/5WYQWBJDFnBKPMBnb9LAhD?si=m7JnAWyiQtC7whE4rg11Sg Keeya's musical journey started when she finished art school and returned home to Nassau after her mom sadly passed away, leaving her feeling lost and falling into a dark place. During this period she got offered a background singing spot with a local singer and everything took off from there. Eventually, she built up her own solo project, with music becoming her salvation in a way, she explains:   "Music was the only thing that made me feel alive. It helped me figure out who I was at a time where I felt really lost."   ‘Paradise’ is out 23rd October and Keeya has promised to drop other music videos from the project, so we look forward to those! Follow Keeya: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Spotify

Singer, songwriter and visual artist Keeya drops her debut EP ‘Paradise’ today. Fans of Beyoncé, Sade and Lauryn Hill take note as the Bahamian artist uses personal experiences as a muse for some beautifully crafted RnB here, which is both radio-friendly and innovative.

Written and recorded in LA and at herhome in Nassau – Bahamas, the four-track offering is packed full of ammusing stories from a female’s POV, soulful vocals, wavy synths, crispy 808s and enough bottom end to satisfy all lovers of bass genres. Keeya’s melodic approach to song writing is evident as she mixes Caribbean influences with progressive sounds and which coupled with her flair for visuals set her alternative RnB apart.

Three tracks from the EP were produced by Maestro The Baker (whose credits include Rihanna, Jay1 and J Hus). The lead single ‘I Got You’ sees the pair deliver a slice of contemporary RnB which drips with sun-drenched positivity as Keeya proclaims ‘I GOT YOU!’ to her family, friends and community. Explaining further she says: “It’s about striving. It’s about how we take care of each other. If nobody else got us, we got us.”

 

 

Title track ‘Paradise’ was one born out of a DIY ethic that Keeya is all about. Written and recorded in LA at Maestro The Baker’s home, it is described as one is for the girls’, as it celebrates how the barriers are beginning to be torn down for women in music. Keeya explains:

 

“Right now in music, I see women having fun again, and that makes me so happy. Women should have the space to be upfront about the things they like and the things they desire. As soon as we finished the demo it felt like a party. Everyone was dancing and vibing.”

Listen to ‘Paradise’ EP in full here:

Keeya’s musical journey started when she finished art school and returned home to Nassau after her mom sadly passed away, leaving her feeling lost and falling into a dark place. During this period she got offered a background singing spot with a local singer and everything took off from there. Eventually, she built up her own solo project, with music becoming her salvation in a way, she explains:
 

“Music was the only thing that made me feel alive. It helped me figure out who I was at a time where I felt really lost.”

‘Paradise’ is out 23rd October and Keeya has promised to drop other music videos from the project, so we look forward to those!

Follow Keeya: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Spotify

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