Keeya, the Bahamian-born rapper, singer, songwriter and fine artist comes through with ‘Bruk Out’ – a shout out to herself from breaking out of The Bahamas’ traditional constraints while honouring complete uniqueness and self-acceptance. Listen here
“Bruk Out is my first foray as my fullest self. It’s me owning my right to like what I like”
On and off stage, Keeya combines traditional concepts and feelings with fearless, forward thinking. As a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and with art exhibitions in the US, Caribbean and Germany, Keeya uses her artistic background to approach her music uniquely through the lens of fine art. Her passion for creativity also flows outside of music while she explores mediums such as painting, collage, animation and digital media – all with the aim to shake up conventional ways of thinking.
“I make music for those young people like myself who come from small places but know that their voices can be at the centre of the world”
With musical influence from Sade, Beyonce, Lil Kim to Erykah Badu and Billie Holiday, all these legends’ styles can be heard throughout Keeya’s tracks showing her versatility is second to none. In ‘Bruk Out’ she uses hard-hitting raps and lyricism, while incorporating classic, yet contemporary R&B with hints of pop throughout the chorus.
Currently working on her first studio album, Keeya is here to shake things up, encouraging everyone and anyone to live their most authentic lives and break out of the mould. With ‘Bruk Out’ being the first taste of the new, unapologetic Keeya, we eagerly await what’s more to come from this unique artist and musician.