Special Interview: KEEDA

theaussieword.com meets up with the stunning Keeda for a very special interview!

What can you tell our readers about you? I’m outgoing, energetic, edgy. I love dogs ☺ I absolutely love dance, music & fashion. I want to travel, am going to Bali in August ! I am a bit of a tom boy but love girlie things… 

How and where did it all begin? It started when I was three years of age. That’s when I started dancing. At a dance school named ‘Glenda Yee’ out west in a suburb called Liverpool, NSW. I did my first Musical ‘Annie’ at the age of 8, then ‘The Wizard of Oz’ followed by ‘Oliver’. These were amazing experiences and where my love for performance and the stage was born.

What had you first interested in music? I think my mother. She was always playing a mixture of great pop music turned up at full level. Eg, MJ, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Madonna. Music has always been a massive part of my life from such a young age. It was an escape for me, sometimes even a healing. 

Who motivates or influences your quest to make great music? I suppose my experiences as a young child and also the love for music in my family. My brother and I both started dancing at a young age and I loved music with great beats that made my feet want to move. This is what I think of when I create my music, I want people to feel the beet and connect to my songs. My inspirations and influences have been artists like Michael Jackson, Shakira, JLo, Beyonce, Madonna and some great music from Rihanna and early days Britney Spears.

What are some of your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist? Honestly for me it’s about creating great music to heal & inspire not only me but anyone else who needs it. To bring joy, happiness and inspire people. To allow them to escape from reality for all of 4mins and take them to a place of fantasy and experience my creativity. To give back to others what music gave me as a child and still does today…. Joy & Peace. 

What can fans expect from you in the coming months? At the moment I’m really enjoying the release of my new single ‘Loca’ It’s a track I’ve been working on for the past year and a half so to finally be able to share it with the public it’s a moment I really just want to enjoy and soak up peoples reactions I guess. But from here I plan to continue to write and keep creating. 

Success, what is the secret to it and what has been your biggest career highlight so far? The secret to success? Interesting question .. I believe to secret to success is happiness. If you find happiness and peace within yourself and what you choose to do, no matter what is it you choose, then that is success. I don’t believe it is something that can be measured by the title of a job or a qualification. Success comes from within. I believe my biggest career highlight so far has been SYTYCD (So You Think You Can Dance) as I auditioned when I was 17yrs old and am still so proud of how far I went in the competition and the lengths I pushed myself and my body to places I didn’t know I was possible both physically and mentally. 

Which stars of the music industry do you find inspiring? I find Madonna, Beyonce, Mj and Sia inspiring. 

How would you best describe you and your music to your fans? It’s fun, energetic, loud, cheeky, and flirtatious. 

What can you tell us about your latest album? I’ve just been working on single at a time for the moment. I’m just really trying to find my sound and where I feel I fit best. Drawing inspiration by what I’m experiencing at that time. I’d love to make an album down the track but for now I’m happy with releasing single by single, Getting a feel for what my audience likes, the do’s and don’t seeing how far I can go with my creativity. Building my name and audience.  

Are there any new exciting projects in the works? I filmed a guest role on a new kids show last year called ‘Sam Fox Adventures’ that airs this month. I love the acting side as well it’s another way for me to take my creativity to another level. Being able to play dress ups and pretend to be someone else for a few moments is really fun!

The music industry is huge, where do you see yourself a few years from now? It is huge yes, I guess that means there is plenty of room for many NEW artists. I guess wherever I fit best is wherever I’ll be. I just love performing and the creative process of the music ie, Writing, recording, the film clip process. It’s a feeling I can’t really explain. So as long as I’m still able to create, perform and inspire I’m happy. 

Name a few of your favourite Aussie artists. Timomatic, Samantha Jade, SIA, Iggy Azalea, Bonnie Anderson. 

The shape of the music industry has changed significantly over the years, including the use of social media, how do you feel about the industry as a whole and what does it mean to you in getting your records out into the public eye? I think social media has given anyone with a product or business the opportunity to build a wider audience and in my case I’m an independent artist so it’s given me the opportunity to get my music out to a wider audience and not only in Australia but all over the world. It also helps me connect with my audience on a level that was impossible without social media. It can really be an amazing tool if used right. 

Thank you for the interview! What can you leave fans of theaussieword.com with here today? Thank you for your support. Always follow your heart and whatever it is you want. If you work hard enough for it you’ll definitely be able to have what it is you want. Stay positive and spread the love ☺ x

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