CMU Approved

Approved: Keeya

By | Published on Thursday 12 November 2020


Having already firmly established herself as an exciting new talent with her 2019 debut single ‘Bruk Out’, Keeya has now returned with her first EP, ‘Paradise’, which broadens the view of the skills she has to offer. Working with producer Maestro The Baker she has crafted a collection of infectious and innovative R&B that hints that she still has plenty more to draw out of herself.

The release opens with its joyous title track, which she says is inspired by seeing new opportunities opened up for women in music. “Right now in music, I see women having fun again, and that makes me so happy”, she says. “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”.

Elsewhere is ‘I Got You’, which shines with a message of positivity and empowerment in the face of hard times, although without simply falling back on generic platitudes. “It’s about striving”, she says. “It’s about how we take care of each other. If nobody else got us, we got us”.

The ‘Paradise’ EP is out now. New out this morning, you can watch the video for another of the EP’s tracks, ‘Faded’, here: