Toronto, ON-based songwriter and performing artist, Keegan Powell began his journey writing and recording in Teenage Kicks as the guitarist on their debut album Spoils Of Youth. Shortly after, he went on to compose songs for Chastity on both their debut LP Death Lust and sophomore record Home Made Satan. Now, he’s about to released his solo album later this year.
Following up on previous releases, “Rock N Roll Kind of Night” and “There’s A Mountain,” his new single “Hang At My House” is energetic and urgent, inspired by the feeling of simultaneously falling in love and out of control.
Check it out below, and find out more about Keegan via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hey, I’m Keegan Powell. I’m a professional song and dance man from Toronto, Canada.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style
Usually, I get up in the morning, drink a cup of coffee, and start thinking about songs. Unless it’s apparent that a song needs to be written right away, as it’s presented itself right there and then, I’ll let my mind and its ideas percolate throughout the day. When evening hits I’ll usually have some kind of song idea and will try and finish a first draft and demo of it right there and then. This can take a few hours. Then I’ll eat some ice cream to reward myself and call my mother to tell her the great news.
How have you been keeping creative during the Pandemic?
The pandemic has made me more creative. It’s a tragedy socially, but I have a lot to be thankful for in this time.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Rock N Roll Kind Of Night
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Darling Congress, Opeongo, Nutrients
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.