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  • Alexis Keegan

    This show was on May 6th, 2014 | 9 people watched
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As Adele proved with the unprecedented, multiple Grammy winning success of 21, sometimes the enduring emotions of a singer/songwriter’s heartbreak can inspire songs that can move the world, heal scarred hearts and change lives. A few years after early label interest led Alexis Keegan down a lighthearted pop/dance road, the multi-talented New Jersey bred, L.A. based artist and performer is... more

As Adele proved with the unprecedented, multiple Grammy winning success of 21, sometimes the enduring emotions of a singer/songwriter’s heartbreak can inspire songs that can move the world, heal scarred hearts and change lives. A few years after early label interest led Alexis Keegan down a lighthearted pop/dance road, the multi-talented New Jersey bred, L.A. based artist and performer is keeping it raw, real and edgy on her debut album tentatively called Clean S.L.A.T.E. Vibing beautifully with producer and co-writer Andrew Williams (nephew of the late iconic singer Andy Williams, who has worked with everyone from Colbie Caillat to Five For Fighting), the vocal powerhouse is breaking through with a track set that embraces and adds a rock edge to her early R&B roots, lays her soul bare and turns her personal losses into universal expressions of hope.

While “Hush (My Name Is A.K.),” her 2009 single on Next Plateau Entertainment, was released to iTunes and dance clubs and received minor club and radio play in the U.S. and European markets like France, Alexis quickly realized that being a dance artist meant a focus more on superficial stage presentation than vocals and emotion. Inspired by heart on their sleeve singer-songwriters like Gavin DeGraw and James Morrison--and fresh from a stunning, unexpected breakup--she tapped into a deeper artistry and vision with the encouragement of Williams, who she met through mutual friends and struck an immediate creative kinship with.

The first song they worked on was “Fate,” a soaring, piano driven soul-pop reflection on the eternal question of “Why?” when we lose someone we love. The concept is, they say everything happens for a reason, but she’s still looking for the reason the person left…and there are no concrete answers, just a struggle to find meaning. Alexis had penned the original version some years earlier about her father, who passed away after a battle with cancer when she was 12. She and Williams developed into more of a love song about romantic loss—perfectly in line with what she was going through during the writing and recording of Clean S.L.A.T.E.

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