Upcoming Cape Town based singer songwriter Keanan Eksteen releases the video for this new single Dixie Clouds. Born and raised in the small town of Kraaifontein with the longing to expand his horizons and escape the monotony of small-town life Keanan turned to music. Musicality runs in his family with his dad playing in a band for as long as he can remember and his grandfather playing guitar, Keanan grew up with The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Tom Petty as a soundtrack.
The song is about reflecting on how we deal with indecisiveness regarding falling in and out of love, how we cope with it, healthy or not, and what we take from it. The song is self-reflection on the worst ways we can handle certain situations.
“The inspiration behind it has been countless loves lost, due to either boredom or the longing for something more out there, only then to realize when it’s too late that perhaps the love you ran from had something you needed all along. The song is, in its truest form, self-reflection on how we deal with our own self-made issues, and how it affects the person(s) involved.” Explains Keanan.
Director Tarryn Doherty delves into her motivation for the tracks eye catching video, “I wanted to create a narrative around the idea of a cat and mouse game between two lovers and construct a concept that captured the playfulness as well as sinister aspects of love and its contradictions. Essentially our protagonist is held hostage by his thoughts and feelings and inability to let go of a love lost and we follow the journey of his love interest endeavouring to save him, ultimately revealing that she is the entity he needed to escape from. Love is always a fun theme to delve into because of its complexities – it’s multi-layered and sticky and easy and wonderful and horrible and worth writing a song about.”
Dixie Clouds is available now on all digital platforms.
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