Meet Danny Keane, a great, professional indie artist, whose music is really something we all need these years when we are on a soul search or just wanna feel the vibe of love again. It is indeed empowering to get to know someone who is finding strength even in times like to stay positive. Let’s get to know him more!
And while you are at it, listen to “I can’t wait” by Danny Kean’s songs:
Music Authentic: How did you sleep last night?
Danny Kean: Thankfully well.
Music Authentic: These are interesting and challenging times to say at least, many feel drained. What about you?
Danny Kean: I gain strength from interacting with my family, friends, and fans, checking on those in need, and from working at my craft. I think we all feel like it’s too much, but these are the times in which we live, and it is up to us to make the best of them wherever possible.
Music Authentic: How do you think the unexpected changes lately all around have affected you?
Danny Kean: While this is a first for most of us, I have weathered many storms in my life. I’m not sure how, or in what ways, but I believe I’ll be able to keep doing what I love. And hopefully I’ve used this time wisely in ways that will help me to continue to do it better. At times, it’s hard to stay hopeful, but I have to believe that some good things will come out of these challenging times.
Music Authentic: What’s your take on Machine Learning and the upcoming actual AI? Will musicians, artists be obsolete?
Danny Kean: Flaws and idiosyncrasies are what make human-made art (particularly music) special. I don’t believe that musicians will ever be replaced entirely, as feelings cannot be synthesized.
Music Authentic: Do you consider yourself an artist or a musician? Is there any, can there be any difference at all?
Danny Kean: I consider myself both a musician and an artist. The craft of learning how to consistently play and sing, as well as how to record, is what I feel makes me a musician. The ability to both create my music and interpret the music of others is what makes me an artist.
Music Authentic: Lot of artists are struggling with wearing more and more hats just to get to the surface of recognition. Has it ever been an issue for you?
Danny Kean: Yes, it has been an issue. As an independent artist, I have to focus on the business as a whole rather than solely on the craft of making music.
Music Authentic: Have you ever felt promoting your music become almost like a door-to-door selling?
Danny Kean: No because I don’t “hard sell” my music. I put myself out there and with the help of social media, people around the world seem to find me.
Music Authentic: Let’s have some lighter tone questions! Would you rather live in the Earth in 20 years or be the part of the first Mars colony?
Danny Kean: I don’t like to be the first to do anything, so I’d brave it out here on Earth.
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Music Authentic: If you had a chance to play a superhero character in a movie or a series, whom would you choose?
Danny Kean: Peacock Man, with the ability to bring world peace through his feathery goodness.
Music Authentic: Whose story had a great effect on your life?
Danny Kean: Stevie Wonder. His blindness, his multi-dimensional artistry, and the autonomy he brought to his music inspires me to this day.
Music Authentic: Which artist do you recommend to listen to from the past or the contemporary era and why?
Danny Kean: I could go on for days listing artists! But for me, Jimi Hendrix changed my life. His deep roots were a jumping off point into the history of rhythm and blues, rock, soul, and jazz. And the imagination he brought to his music continues to inspire me to explore and create.
Music Authentic: Some argues concept albums are over, others insist storytelling is still important. What’s your take?
Danny Kean: For me, albums are timepieces; an album doesn’t necessarily need to have a concept to encapsulate where the artist was in their life when they created it.
Music Authentic: Nowadays, the frames of so-called „traditional” values are falling apart in families, relationships, business… What characteristics should be valid to them? Are there missing things and unnecessary one?
Danny Kean: I think that each person is an individual, and individuals may need different things to have a full life. I believe it all starts with self-love and self-respect. We pass on to others how we feel about ourselves.
Music Authentic: What do you think the hardest challenges in society are these days?
Danny Kean: I think division is the toughest challenge in our society. We all want to be a part of something greater.
Music Authentic: What things have been the greatest achievements for you through your art so far and what else would you like to accomplish?
Danny Kean: I feel my greatest achievements have been hearing how happy I’ve made people, and how much my music has meant to them. I’d like to have the opportunity to make more people happy, and make a greater impact on the world if I am fortunate enough to do so.
Music Authentic: What are you working on now?
Danny Kean: I am writing a lot of new songs for two very different records that I hope to make in the near future. I put all of me into each project, and I try to make each one better than the last.
Music Authentic: How do you like spending your free time, what can really refresh you?
Danny Kean: I love watching concerts, especially from artists before my time. Also, I’m a huge lover of all things comedy, particularly stand-up and comedy podcasts.
Music Authentic: What is your message to encourage others?
Danny Kean: Never give up on your dreams. Be kind to everyone, including yourself. And if possible, keep your thoughts positive. It’s a lot of work, but it’s worth it.