Beth Keeping is a singer-songwriter from Surrey, England. Not too long ago, she released a lovely electro-pop tune, entitled, “San Francisco”.
“San Francisco” music video
“We said goodbye in a hurricane. Only 10 days since I learnt your name. Took bottles from the bar, we were six floors high, fireflies and a drinking game. We were hanging in that almost moment, you could have gone there but you didn’t. We were hanging on a last word knowing that I’ll never see you again.” – lyrics
‘San Francisco’ narrates letting go of a moment or person and wondering what may happen if you could only have another chance.
Beth Keeping wrote the heartfelt tune after a five-week backpacking trip across South East Asia. While there, she connected with someone from San Francisco.
A missed opportunity left her thinking, “I’ll probably never see you again, but if I’m ever in San Francisco would you care?”
“I want to write about real situations. To create music that makes people breathe a sigh of relief and say, ‘Thank goodness, I thought it was only me who felt that way.’ Valuing honesty and realness in my writing style is key. It’s important to me that my music recognizes and deals with both the fun and the difficult times of life.” – Beth Keeping
Beth Keeping is a name you should remember because she has built a reputation in the U.K. as an artist to watch.
Her musical influences include Delta Goodrem, John Mayer, and Martyn Joseph.
Not too long ago, she founded Write Like A Girl, an initiative that puts the spotlight on female songwriters. Also, she’s an advocate of championing the rights of women and equality in the music industry.
“It’s an idea I’ve had for years after I woke up to the gender imbalance at networking nights I was going to. In fact, only 17% of songwriters in the U.K. are women (PRS for Music, 2018).” – Beth Keeping
Currently, Beth Keeping runs monthly showcases in London and will embark on a second Write Like A Girl tour in November 2019.
‘San Francisco’ contains a relatable storyline, ear-welcoming vocals, and smooth instrumentation scented with a commercial-pop aroma.
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