EP Review: 'One Take Recordings' by Keeva

Hey guys!

If you have been reading the blog for a while, you probably know that I'm crazy about live music. 
Hearing an artist live is the most honest way to experience a song. 

Today I'm going to review the 'One Take Recordings' by Keeva. As the title gives it away - all songs have been recorded live in one take.  

 Artist: Keeva
Title: One Take Recordings
Pop, Acoustic-Blues
Label: independent
Release: 28th August 2014
hits rating: 8/10

"Melodies inspired by George Ezra. Emotion inspired by John Mayer. Sass inspired by Kacey Musgraves. Lyrics inspired by my life.", that's how Keeva describes her music. 

The singer/songwriter from London, UK has an incredibly warm and souly voice and of course, a brilliant writing style. Maybe it's the combination of her influences, maybe it's talent.

1) Louisa
2) Keep Them
3) The Drive
4) Screw You

Opener 'Louisa' already represents Keeva at her finest; atmospheric guitar work, controlling vocals - the simplicity of the moment. Her voice is smooth, souly, warm and you just feel like you can't get enough of it.

I can't help but be reminded of John Mayer's live version of 'Daughters' when I hear 'The Drive'. And I don't mean that Keeva copied it somehow. No, this lady has her very own sound and she should hold onto it because it's brilliant.
The support of a male backing vocalist adds more depth to the song. Beautiful arrangements compliment the atmosphere and give it a lot more grip and intensity.

'Screw You' in one word? Sassy! Oh hell yes. The upbeat track marches into the pop music direction but is still bluesy enough to be enjoyed by all "pop music critics". Supported by powerful guitar chords Keeva's performance is on point. Anger, energy, carelessness - all those feelings rush through me when I listen to the lyrics. We all know that one person we can dedicate a 'Screw You' to, don't we?

 To sum it up: Melancholy meets sass. It's seems like there's nothing Keeva could not make us feel. Her voice is the highlight, no doubt. But her compositions deserve just as much attention. We want more!

You should listen to these tracks: The Drive, Screw You

Keeva online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Soundcloud | YouTube

Thank you for reading!

Credits // Text: Vanessa Jertschewske | Artwork: Keeva


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