Startling new talent Keeva today shares her first release since signing to Downtown Publishing. Entitled Whiskey, the single was recorded at Niles City Sound, the Fort Worth, Texas studio founded by Josh Block, Austin Jenkins and Chris Vivion. Collectively, they are best known as the production team behind Leon Bridges’ breakout debut album Coming Home.
Drawn to the analogue 60’s recordings of Sun Studios’ 45’s and RCA’s Studio B, which peppered half-Jordanian, half-Irish Keeva’s childhood, she appears to have found her perfect foil amongst Niles City Sound’s tape machines and approach to production. The timeless feel of Whiskey assimilates Keeva’s early love for the soul classics of her mother’s record collection, finessed by an ongoing obsession with the song-craft of country greats Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline – discerning tastes for a teenage girl growing up between Jordan, County Laois, and London. Speaking of the role artistry has played in her ancestry, Keeva says: “On my mother’s side of the family there are many playwrights, poets, musicians and artists dating back as early as the 1700’s. On my father’s side, my grandmother wrote a lot of poetry throughout her life + my uncle Ali who passed away age 15 was an extremely gifted painter and musician.”