Singer Keithian Pens ‘Communicate’ Dedicated to Simone Battle for National Suicide Prevention Month

Keithian isn’t a name most would recognize, but the next timeyou hear it, you will. This New Orleans native has written and produced for some of music’s biggest names and was signed to Virgin Records. But after two failed attempts to release music through them, he decided to take control of his own career.

“Communicate,” the next single from Keithian’s upcoming EP “… to my Pain,” comes off the heels of his viral hit “Pillow Talk” which was released earlier this summer. At the top of the year,

Keithian connected with Caribbean producer and keyboardist Oliver Delcros-Sainville during a session working on music for Rhianna. The pair spent a week in the studio and discovered a connection. Out of those sessions was born the beginning of the songs that would make up Keithian’s upcoming EP.

“Communicate is a song written about a real experience. I had a friend that committed suicide and felt that if she was able to Communicate with me or her other friends, then we could have saved her. This is a testament to Mental Health, my cry to anyone who is going through anything and don’t feel like you would be heard. You will be heard, no one should be silenced, if you have any issue, concern, or feel anyway, you allowed to SPEAK UP! COMMUNICATE!” – Keithian

Keithian fought over the years to stay true to his culture and heritage in his music. Being Cuban and a Jazz musician, the record labels didn’t know what to do with him. They told him it was hard to gain mainstream success in those genres and wasn’t willing to support his endeavors. So, he went back to Louisiana and started all over.

“Ultimately, I want my music to be known for good vibes, humility, inspiration and truth,” he said. “My

soul is a gumbo of music, just like the world we live in. And since I make music for the people, and there’s people of all kinds of taste and stories, I’ll let them choose what music they want from me.”

You can stream the song here:

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