Keeana Kee has released her much-anticipated single “You’re Real” and you can listen to it first on AfterEllen!
Keeana’s musical style is a mix of upbeat, sexy exotic pop tunes that make you want to dance on a Spanish beach and fall in love. Which make sense, because the Latvian pop star is in love – with a woman, with music, and with life itself. When you listen to “You’re Real” her passion is contagious, and you’ll get an instant mood lift.
“What’s odd is me coming from Eastern Europe where people hardly listen to any Spanish or Latin music, and being able to add a splash of it to my songs like it’s running through my blood. I’m in love with it.”
I asked her what inspired this particular tune, to which she wrote both the melody and the lyrics and then recorded in sunny Los Angeles.
“Oh it was one of those hot August days. I had just returned home to NYC after another long and exhausting trip. First thing the next morning I took my guitar and started playing with the cords I know… simple and beautiful… It was like taking a new breath… The song was written from the beginning to the end in just a couple of hours and what inspired me was realizing how blessed, happy and in love I am that it even seems too good to be true – that’s where all the lyrics came from. It’s a love song about someone who takes care of you, always lifts you up and is always by your side, whether in heart or in person. It’s about the one you dearly love, and choose to be the one for you every single day.”
And as a bonus, here are the lyrics: