Keeana Kee | Love is My Treasure Review
By Bea Willis
Keeana Kee is a New York-based Latvian-born singer and model. As a teenager, she moved to the UK and began singing at London events, where she quickly took to performing live with a cover band. Through these gigs, she learned how to develop audience participation skills. Musically Kee began learning piano and guitar to aid her journey into writing her own songs and developing a music style, a combination of Pop and Soul interspersed with Spanish/Latin influence. In 2014, Kee moved to the US, where she began working on her first EP plus her debut tropical single “Coconut Rum and Coke,” featuring Latin Grammy-winning producer Maffio. Maffio was introduced to Kee in Miami in the summer of 2016. He fell in love with her voice on the spot, wrote his own Spanish verse for “Coconut Rum and Coke,” took part in its music video, and a musical relationship quickly blossomed. Backed by a signature Maffio-esque tropical beat, “Coconut Rum and Coke” is a feel-good jam that inspires sunshine lounging and chill vibes. Kee is now releasing a new single titled, “Love is My Treasure.”
“Love is My Treasure,” a reggae-influenced pop tune with lyrics about realizing through all your anger and pain, what someone’s love means to you, and the value that it holds. The song is custom made for the dance floor. The rhythm structure of the song is the highlight and is very danceable. However, Kee’s vocals are so entirely quiet on the track that it is hard to hear the lyrics. When the music gets quiet, you can hear she has a lovely voice, but the majority of the song, you cannot hear her clearly over the music.
“Love is My Treasure” has a catchy beat, and on the dance floor, it should do very well. However, for listening, the song falls short and does not do Kee’s voice justice. A better mix would make this beauty stand out much more and get heard. She is one to keep an eye on, though.
Release Date: August 14, 2020
Label: Music Seed
About the author
With an unwavering passion for music that began at the tender age of five, I embarked on a journey of self-expression through the piano, later expanding my repertoire to the guitar and the art of singing. As a seasoned performer in cozy coffee shops and harmonious choir ensembles, I've immersed myself in the diverse tapestry of musical genres, seeking to uncover the intricate qualities that strike a chord within our souls.
Beyond my personal experiences, my journalistic pursuits have led me to explore the stories and inspirations behind the melodies we hold dear. As a music journalist, I aim to delve into the heart of each composition, shedding light on the creative minds that have shaped the soundscape of our lives.
In my downtime, you can find me serenading my loyal canine companion with heartfelt tunes on the guitar or indulging in retail therapy to enhance my ever-growing wardrobe. Songwriting holds a special place in my heart, and I yearn for the day when I can share my creative talents with the world. Until then, my passion for uncovering the emotional power within music continues to drive my insightful reviews and analyses, as I journey through the rich landscape of melodies that move us.