KeezyKabeezy is a one-man pop-punk phenomenon from Chicago, Illinois. KeezyKabeezy first shot to fame in August 2011 when he recorded an alternate version of ‘Up All Night‘ from the Blink-182 album ‘Neighborhoods‘, recorded from the perspective of how the track might have sounded had it been released in 1999. KeezyKabeezy has to date covered three Blink-182 songs, a Jimmy Eat World one, and has now given us a taste of what we can expect from him as an artist in his own right.
‘Power Lines‘ is an impressive taste of what KeezyKabeezy is capable of as an artist; it’s an upbeat pop-punk song, and if you’re a fan of late 90s/early 2000s pop-punk from the likes of Blink-182 and New Found Glory, then the chances are that you’ll enjoy what you hear here. KeezyKabeezy’s vocals are not too dissimilar at all to those of Blink-182′s own Mark Hoppus, and his basslines hold a clear Hoppus influence also. The drumbeat here is a pretty simplistic one, certainly works well within the context of the track though, and the simplicity of the drumbeat here is by no means a drawback. ‘Power Lines‘ is an easily accessible track, very catchy, and if it was released by one of pop-punk’s heavy hitters then there’s every chance that it’d be a huge success.
When listening to KeezyKabeezy’s ’Power Lines‘ it is incredibly easy to forget that this is just a one man project; there’s a great quality to the music here that belies the fact that this is the work of just one man. KeezyKabeezy is an artist with an incredible talent for creating catchy pop-punk, and on the basis of this original track and the cover tracks that have come before, I for one really can’t wait to hear what else KeezyKabeezy has to offer in the future and will most definitely be keeping an eye on his YouTube channel for further updates.
If you’d like to see where the magic happens for KeezyKabeezy then you can check out his home recording set-up here. When you see the conditions that this man is working under and the equipment that he’s working with, his achievements as an artist really do appear all the more impressive.
Robin Gibb, co-founder of the Bee Gees, has passed away aged 62. Robin Gibb had been battling cancer and intestinal surgery for some time, and it has sadly now been announced that Gibb is no longer with us.
“Rest in peace, Robin Gibb. Thanks for the music” announced Sony Music through Twitter, and I’m sure that this is a sentiment that is reciprocated by many as the world comes to terms with the loss of the great Bee Gees musician that was Robin Gibb.
Our thoughts are with Robin Gibb’s friends and family at what must be an extremely difficult time for them.