Keta

Keta

 Woodland Hills, California, USA
SoloPopEDM

1 Vocalist
1 Guitarist
1 Drummer

Biography

ABOUT KÊTA

With a sweet, soulful voice and fresh, yet timeless songwriting style, 17 year-old singer Kêta is positioned to be a powerful new force in the world of pop. This Indiana-bred artist landed a record deal from the first batch of songs she had ever written and recorded — a dreamy brand of deeply melodic dance-pop that merges magnetic beats with organic instrumentation. Making her live debut by opening for fast-rising UK singer/songwriter Sam Smith on his West Coast tour in March 2014, and releasing her debut EP this past summer "Generation Call", Kêta seems positioned to take the music industry by storm. 

Kêta’s debut EP features deep-reaching lyrics, masterly vocals and strong lyrical sensibility, featuring hypnotic tracks that perfectly capture Kêta’s intricate and beautifully layered approach to songwriting. 

 

Kêta first brought her vocal performance to the stage as a little girl, singing for audiences at local civic events, county fairs and church services. But at age ten, Kêta’s singing ambitions were derailed when a case of Lyme disease triggered a fast and drastic decline in her health Misdiagnosed for a year, Kêta entered an advanced stage of the disease and a challenging health crisis. “My life was all doctor’s appointments, tests, needles and experiments with different medications,” recalls Kêta. “I remember lying in bed thinking that I needed to rethink my entire life and who I was going to be. ” Thanks to successfuL treatments and her own determination to overcome her disease, Kêta began her recovery at age 12. As she regained more strength and health back, she returned again to music.

Despite her novice status as a songwriter, Kêta has achieved a singular sound and sensibility right from the start of her music career. A refined vision has guided even the earliest stages of her songwriting as she draws from inspiration from the music she grew up on (“everything from the Supremes to Elvis to Rachmaninoff to Fugazi”) as well as from newer influences like the atmospheric alt-pop of Imogen Heap and Kimbra’s dance-infused indie-rock. Another key factor in Kêta setting herself apart as a singer and songwriter: the intensely inspiring mix of honesty and optimism that informs all of the songs on her debut.

“My music is driven from things I’ve personally gone through. My goal is always to recognize the negative to bring out the positive, because I believe that life is what you make it” 

Lyrics

Generation Call

Written By: Kêta - lyrics and melody,Mike Mac and Jordan Baum - Instrumentals and Production

We are the generation of warriors
We are the generation of lovers, of fighters
We are the people of kindness and suffering
We have seen battles won and battles lost

Pre:
More days go by
More years flash before our eyes (x2)

Hook:
Although the call is so strong
we must keep moving on
our lives have just begun
so stay strong

Post:
Although the call(x4)

Verse II:
we are the generation of warriors
we are the generation of kindness, of hope
we are the people of light and darkness
we have seen wars lost and wars won

Pre:
More days go by
More years flash before our eyes (x2)

Hook:
Although the call is so strong
we must keep moving on
our lives have just begun
so stay strong