Can you talk to us more about your hot single “You’re Real”?
Absolutely. I can talk about it non stop.
Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?
It was one of the summer days when I returned home feeling so happy and in love. Grateful to have a person by my side who supports my interests and loves me for who I am. It inspired me to writing “You’re Real”.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
Yes. The video for “You’re Real” has already been released. It was filmed in a sunny California and directed by Edgar A. Marrera. The video is about me being drunk on love and seeing my loved one in every person I meet along the way.
How was the recording and writing process?
The song was written in my bed in NY. I woke up in the morning and started playing with the simple chords on my guitar and the melody just flew. Later in the day I wrote all the lyrics to it and recorded it with the talented producer Sergio de Anda in Los Angeles in Autumn.
How your upbringing has influenced your music?
I wish I had more access to the music when I was little, and learned to play musical instruments, but there was just no opportunity for it. My family is small just mom and my sister and mom was concentrating on giving us good education in professions that can insure our well-being. I always loved music, but never had a luxury to pursue it. When I was free to choose I followed my dream to become a singer. I loved music that could touch my heart and that I could relate to. For some reason I was more fund of heartbreaking and emotional music then happy and uplifting. Our life journey is full of events that give us something to write about. Everything we go through is like a book that we get an inspiration from. Moments are happy or sad and each of them precious.
What role does the UK play in your writing?
UK is famous for having an absolutely incredible musicians like Amy Winehouse, Adele and many more. For me UK is the second home, my family is still based there and It’s the land where I write easily. A lot has happened there for me. I loved, got heartbroken, went through depression and self-abuse. It will forever hold a piece of my heart.
Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with someone else rather than in your own?
Yes, absolutely. Each person has his/her own personality that I find a connection to first. I watch what they prefer to do first writing music, lyrics or all at once. For me the common way is to create a melody first then writing the lyrics over it. I allow them to open up and make them comfortable around me. Then we dive into a journey of creating a new song together. Unfortunately there can be a problem, because people have the tendency of changing faces and changing rules after writing a potentially successful song so I would highly recommend to all the new artist to sign the paperwork beforehand to avoid problems before the release, even though it’s something that might be a killer to the vibe.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
I have great news for you. My new single “Let’s Make Love” won’t leave you wait no longer but until the 16th of June. It was produced by DAVIX who always has the unique approach to music. It’s my most anticipated single and I hope you all gonna love it as much as I do.
What else is happening next in KEEANA’s world?
As I mentioned I’m psyched about the release of “Let’s Make Love”. This song means the world to me and I’m planning on filming a music video for it. I also have a couple of new songs that are waiting to be released and am collaborating with a producer in Miami but about that later 🙂 xox