Video Premiere: Keeya – ‘I Got You’

Bahamian-based singer, songwriter, and visual artist Keeya returns with visuals for her latest single ‘I Got You’ taken from her debut EP entitled ‘Paradise’ which is due to drop on 23rd Oct. ‘I Got You’ is the first track to be taken from said EP and is the most personal jam from the project. Described by Keeya as “a love letter to myself”, she layers experiences that she and the people close to her have had, creating somewhat of an ode to her family, friends, and community. In it she shouts out to her fandem, proclaiming ‘I Got you!’ Explaining further, she says: “It’s about striving. It’s about how we take care of each other. If nobody else got us, we got us.” 

Teaming up with producer Maestro The Baker (credits include Rihanna, Jay1, J Hus and Tiggs Da Author), the pair have delivered a sweet RnB track which drips with sun-drenched positivity. The wavy sample-based production boasts crispy 808s and enough bottom end to satisfy all lovers of rap and other bass genres. Speaking of the recording process Keeya says: “I recorded my vocals in my tiny bathroom at home during lockdown. It was crazy and stressful and not something I was used to! Maestro came through and just took everything to the next level. He killed it.”

Keeya on the video: “At the time that I shot the video, The Bahamas was in a strict lockdown and I had very limited movement. Sometimes having limitations causes you to come up with the most creative solutions. When I make art I typically work in collage so I was thinking about the video as a kind of moving collage, using the green screen and green paint as a tool for transparency and layering instead of just a static background. Incorporating footage from my home, my family, and friends, I made use of what and who I had in my quarantine bubble to get it done.”

Keeya’s music mixes RnB and Caribbean influences, which coupled with her flair for visuals and collabs with innovative new producers set her alternative RnB apart. Her debut EP ‘Paradise’ represents an artist who has truly found her sound. Written and recorded both in LA and home in Nassau – Bahamas, the four-track offering is full of uplifting stories, soulful (yet leftfield) melodies and raw female empowerment as she muses on the world around her.

‘I Got You’ is out now:

Photos by Melissa Alcena