ThisIsRnB had the pleasure of joining New Orleans native and current Los Angeles resident multi-talented star Keithian backstage on the sold-out “Mood Swings Tour” Philadelphia stop (5/10) with headliner RnB sensation VEDO, and the hot emerging trio group “Final Draft.”
Keithian has written and produced for some of music’s biggest names and was once signed to Virgin Records. Now charting his own lane and style with his music, he’s teamed up with New York music distributor MajorStage.
With the release of his latest and soon-to-be chart-topping single “Bull*hit*, Keithian shared exclusively with us that the song is directly inspired by “the climax of a real-life relationship,” he was involved in which he used the song as a way of holding up a mirror to his sweetheart.
As we sat down for a spirited fun chat, Keithain shared what inspires him, his experiences in the music industry working with A-list artists, and how the tour opportunity is so serendipitous because it marks two days before his brother’s passing, and they always dreamed of touring together, so he carries his brother’s halo with him, and so much more.
Charismatic, warm, and genuine, best describes this dynamo, Keithian who brings his all to the stage with his dynamic and high-powered performance captivating the audience with his vocal delivery. And we were privy to it all, and enjoyed every minute of his set, and the tour!
Make sure to catch the “Mood Swings Tour” in a city near you. Follow him on Instagram @ikeithian
Watch our full exclusive backstage access and a behind-the-scenes interview with” Keithian” below.
Keithian was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and raised in an extremely creative environment. His grandfather taught him the saxophone and he played in his family’s jazz band until he joined a boy group. The group signed a record deal, performed, and toured for several years while working on their debut album, but broke up before its release. Keithian signed a solo deal with Virgin Records and started working on his debut album, but the label was shut down due to a merger. Frustrated with being caught up in the label system, he independently released his Power EP, toured, did residencies, and served as a music director while writing and producing for other recording artists. At the end of 2019, Keithian connected with producer/keyboardist Oliver Delcros-Sainville in a Rihanna session. The pair spent a week working on music for the Pop Goddess but discovered a connection and started working on songs that became Keithian’s upcoming EP “… to my Pain.” The EP was released on November 13th. Keithian released his first Spanish single “Comunicar” in January 2021. His song “Communicate” went on to peak at #50 on Mediabase’s Top 40 Charts. His collaboration “Blackout” featuring Kirsten Collins hit streaming platforms, on March 26th, garnering several playlist slots for its acoustic video released alongside it. Keithian directed his horror film “Blackstock Boneyard” and released his single, “Go Bae” which landed on Pandora’s Indie R&B inviting Keithian’s sound to a new audience of listeners.