Surrey, UK-native actor and singer-songwriter Andy Keels is releasing an astonishing debut single “Dead To Me,” and setting the tone for what is coming next for the very promising artist.
Recorded ar German Studios in New York with Grammy nominated engineer and producer Dave Rowland (Kanye West, The Killers, John Legend, Justin Bieber, Post Malone, “Dead To Me” reveals Andy Keels’ talent to the world, as well as his abilities and intuitions to organically merge indie, pop, and rock, with raw and rocky undertones throughout. Andy Keels is British but he currently resides in New York City, a city that fuels his creativity and inspiration.
“Dead To Me” is sonically uplifting and bursting with a high energy from start to finish despite the lyrics that see Keels writing about betrayal and major disappointment with one of his closest friends. He finds inspiration from real life situations that had an emotional or meaningful impact on him, through the people he met, the stories he heard, and the places he’s been to.
A versatile man, Keels got started with singing and writing music when he was at secondary school. Since the beginning, Andy was really hungry to learn, improve, and perform whenever he could. Andy Keels is also an actor who has appeared in commercials, short and feature length films, including, 211, with Nicolas Cage. Inspired by Boys to Men and songwriter and producer Max Martin (NSYNC), Andy Keels quickly found his way of writing pop songs. Ray Charles, Elvis, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash, Kurt Cobain, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Oasis, are also among the iconic bands that have influenced Andy’s approach towards music.
“Dead To Me” is a song off his upcoming EP Fifteen Years, and is a powerful first taste of his immense potential, as a storyteller who lives to create the world in his songs with both the music and the lyrics. “Whether it’s an upbeat, feelgood song, a slower emotive song, or, something in between, I want people to connect with it for their own reasons, and enjoy it”. “Having struggled with mental health for many years, music has always been my therapy and, thankfully, I’ve been able to channel the highs and lows into my songwriting”.
Have a listen to this incredible mixture of indie-pop and indie-rock below, and make sure to follow Andy Keels on Instagram for the latest updates & releases.