Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter, Keelan X, is finishing a busy year with the release of his epic new single, Fresh Paint.
2023 has been a successful year for the nomadic Irish artist which has seen his diverse synth-pop sound reach music lovers around the world. Following a unique interpretation of Johnny Logan’s 1980 Eurovision winner, What’s Another Year, Keelan unveiled electro-pop banger, Never Wanted Nobody Else, in October.
Fast forward four weeks and Keelan is once again able to illustrate his chameleonic approach to songwriting, through the atmospheric single Fresh Paint. Hazy and nostalgic yet grooving and contemporary, Keelan seamlessly melds cinematic 80s soundscapes with sleek, modern electro-pop, creating a reflective piece of work.
Providing an emotional inner landscape of Keelan’s view of modern life, the singer tackles themes of relationship misfires, boundary setting, self-discovery and defiance. The song’s title alludes to how we metaphorically paint over our own emotional landscape before quickly moving onto the next scenario.
Fresh Paint will be Keelan’s final release of the year having already gained support from the likes of BBC Introducing Three Counties & Northants, RTÉ 2, Amazing Radio, Today FM, The Vinyl District, Synthpoplover, Hot Press, Side-Line Magazine, and Electricity Club. Keelan will bring the year to a close as he prepares to perform his live debut headline gig at The Workmans Club Cellar in Dublin on the 26th of November 2023.
Fresh Paint is out now.