The Raw Romanticism of keshi Shines at Head In The Clouds
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… With women dominating most of the day up to this point, I think 88riing made the strategic move to have Casey Luong p/k/a “keshi” steal some hearts from the main stage after the sunset. keshi is a Vietnamese American singer/songwriter who established his reputation with his trademark, vulnerable falsetto over downtempo R&B instrumentals.
This Texas native had the ladies, and I’m sure some men, going gaga for him. When he sang his hit “Somebody”, every time he sang the lyrics “Baby, it’s you”, which was often, there was a collective cheer from the crowd, indicating that thousands of people believed that keshi was singing those lyrics directly to them.
His performance with a full band really highlighted how far he’s come from the lo-fi beats that he played around with earlier in his career that I was already familiar with. It’s an evolution that suits him, as the instrumental arrangements really complimented the forlorn, lost-love, moods that he emotes. But his loudest cheers came when he performed “drunk”, solo with just his guitar. He probably got a few of those cheers when he took off his jacket to reveal his bare, tatted arms and his white tank top. With the audience lit up with cell phone lights, that moment really showcased the raw romanticism of keshi and his music…”
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