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Toronto-Based Songwriter Keegan Powell Shares 'In Kincardine' Ahead of New Album

Keegan Powell is a Toronto-based songwriter and performing artist. His debut single, ‘The Door’ (2018), premiered on Stereogum and followed shows in New York, Montreal and Los Angeles. 2019 saw the release of two EPs: ‘Is+Was’— featuring the singles, ‘Beginning Of Life’, and ‘All The Love’ which were featured on CBC Radio 3, and sound-tracked acclaimed director Kazik Radwanski’s ‘Anne at 13,000 ft’, respectively— and ‘Headspun’, which ranked in the NACC top 200, securing Powell’s first official charting position. Powell’s latest singles ‘Hang At My House’ and ‘The Wildcard’, the amalgamation of his musical ethos to date, have been featured on several radio stations across North America. His debut album is due for release in 2022.

As a solo musician, Keegan will release Previous Pain on May 11th, 2022. "The album title originally derived from a joke (as most good things in life do), but ended up feeling like the only title I could imagine for these songs," he shares about the collection.

Ethereal and romantic, "In Kincardine" is the latest single to be shared from the LP, named after a beach town northwest of Toronto. "I wanted to capture the mood I was in when the song came to me, guitar in hand: a quiet summer night with all the stars to see, sitting around a fire, nowhere to go, nowhere to be. To just be."

Powell started his journey writing and recording in Teenage Kicks (Resolute/EMI) as guitarist on their debut album ‘Spoils Of Youth’ recorded with Alain Johannes (Queens Of The Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures). Powell went on to compose songs for Chastity (Dine Alone/Captured Tracks), on their debut LP ‘Death Lust’ (2018), ‘Home Made Satan’ (2019), and the forthcoming ‘Suffer Summer’ (2022). In 2020, Powell joined studio project Darling Congress alongside Brett Emmons and Peter Van Helvoort of The Glorious Sons as lead guitarist and co-songwriter.


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