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 Eksteen 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.
As a quiet kid that lived a lot in his head, his dad taught him how to play the guitar around the age of 11, hooked on the guitar and the way he felt when he played, it soon became a vice, and then a passion. As a boy of few words the guitar seemed to ignite a fire, the words that used to be trapped in his head came tumbling out and he discovered a love for writing poetry and lyrics and more importantly the ability to express himself in a way that might resonate with others.
In his own words “My song writing started off slow, I found myself very interested in lyrics that were symbolic, or cryptic, the kind that forces you to find your own meaning or forces you to look at things through a different lens. The songs I write now mostly reflect how we view ourselves, and a lot of it is self-reflection. I feel a connection with putting myself in the shoes of another to try and bring some truth that I have not yet experienced. My music is my most honest and raw form of who I am and my thoughts and feelings about love, the self, family and life itself. I never wish to drown in the dense music industry we have today, therefor I am always looking for new and exciting ways to write a song and share it with the world.”
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