Artist Discovery: An Interview w/ Keenon Rush

Keenon Rush‘s new music video for “Can’t You Tell” is out now, and Daily Chiefers connected with the soulful recording artist working in genres like trap, pop, and backpacker; interestingly enough, all three sounds mesh quite well sonically, giving way to this artist’s proclivity for lyrical substance and an excellent ear for production.

With his new album Keen Is Able on the way, Daily Chiefers caught up with the artist in Atlanta to learn a little more about his story and the new music on the way. Check out the interview below.

DailyChiefers: What is your earliest memory of music?

Keenon Rush: Listening to Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC’s with my grandma.

DailyChiefers: How musical was your family growing up?

Keenon Rush: Very, I was in a small group called the babes in Christ, and we traveled the city of Atlanta singing in churches.

DailyChiefers: Did you ever consider going by an alias instead of Keenon Rush?

Keenon Rush: Yeah, I’ve had a corny rap name or two. Only the day ones can know those names though.

DailyChiefers: How much creative direction did you have in the Headlock video?

Keenon Rush: I have an amazing team that I bounce ideas off of. I had a big part in directing the vision but it’s definitely a team thing.

DailyChiefers: How did you craft your song “It’s My Party”?

Keenon Rush: I had been listening to the beat for a few days and the first line “Its My Party” just stuck in my head from the jump.

DailyChiefers: What was the first song you wrote for Keen Is Able?

Keenon Rush: Drop was the first.

DailyChiefers: The last?

Keenon Rush: It’s My Party

DailyChiefers: What different genres inspire you besides rap?

Keenon Rush: RnB, Afro Beats, Experimental Pop

DailyChiefers: What is your writing process like?

Keenon Rush: I usually try to catch a vibe or feeling from the music or from my life. I also like to have some type of creativity going on around. It’s a seamless flow.

DailyChiefers: Who or what are you inspired by the most in the studio when crafting these songs?

Keenon Rush: I’m probably inspired the most by seeing live shows while I’m in the studio. Seeing what sounds make crowds erupt.

DailyChiefers: What’s one thing you’ve learned about making music in 2018?

Keenon Rush: I can change someone’s life with it.


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