‘Cooma’ is the lead single release from Keegan Joyce’s debut album Snow on Higher Ground. Keegan Joyce is best known for his television roles on the ABC show’s ‘Rake’ (Fuzz) and ‘Please Like Me’ (Arnold) and was seen in musical productions of ‘Once’. Keegan is considered a folk/country singer-songwriter and actor with a musicology degree…none of it makes sense. His songs betray his innocent looks and his depth of lyricism is only complimented by his interesting but subtle musical stylings.
‘Cooma’ was written about the town in South East NSW, a longing to return to the simplicity of of holidaying with family. A love song for a time and place. Featuring rhythmic finger picking and a voice that defies the perception of difficulty as Keegan gracefully muses on the landscape with seeming ease.
A word from Keegan on the single: “Cooma was the first song I wrote that I liked – basically up until then my music was a mess of cliched rhymes and chords, this was the first that meant something. I’ll probably get sick of it soon but I’ll deal with that when it comes.”
To share the rest of the story on his debut album, Keegan enlisted his little brother, to offer a unique perspective on the singer-songwriter:
“He released his debut album Snow on Higher Ground on September 1 accompanied by a debut performance in Melbourne. He began performing really young, maybe even too young, but he hasn’t stopped – I mean, he could have done something more meaningful. I mean sure, writing brilliant lyrics about his life that are both heartfelt and entertaining while entwining them with charming and engaging melodies is all well and good, but I’m sure that he could have found a way that he could have impacted the world more thoroughly. On second thought, maybe he should stick to the music.
He’s continuously updating ridiculous photos of himself on his Instagram and Twitter (@keeganjoyce) which I have obviously followed to give him the numbers, but seriously are people actually interested in this stuff?
Anyway – come to the show please, I don’t want him to notice I’m not there.”
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Thur Dec 1 – Paddington Chapel, Sydney NSW
“Cooma” by KEEGAN JOYCE is available now on all digital stores.