John Keek Drops Big Dada Single
'If + When' is out now.
Keek, now 20, began playing the sax at age 14, hailing from a Las Vegas family full of talented musicians, he gravitated early on toward Jazz but has since drawn on his wide-ranging inspirations—artists like Donny Hathaway, Louis Cole, Ambrose Akinmusire, and James Fauntleroy—to craft a sound that encompasses elements of pop, R&B, and hip-hop.
Two early self-released gems—”By Your Side” featuring the voice of Georgia Anne Muldrow and “Come Give It Up”—set out his stall as a musician. With “Pigeons & Planes” extolling his “penchant for unusual melodies and skillful, jazz-leaning instrumentation”, he also caught the ear of UK musician King Krule, eventually joining him, sax in tow, on his US West Coast tour, including opening a recent secret show in LA.
“If + When” is out now, and streaming in full above.