Keir goes back to his Bristol roots in video for second single release

February 23 2018

BRISTOL based singer-songwriter Keir has released his second single and has also announced that he is also going to play a homecoming gig in the city in April, writes Keri Beckingham.

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BRISTOL based singer-songwriter Keir has released his second single and has also announced that he is also going to play a homecoming gig in the city in April, writes Keri Beckingham.

The 23-year-old, whose full name is Keir Gordon, lives on Gloucester Road with his brother (who is also his drummer) and is a former student of the city’s BIMM music college on Kings Square and Passage Street. Growing up just outside Bath, he first caught the eye of critics with his unique mixture of rock and soul after performing live for BBC Introducing at Maida Vale in December 2016, who at the time commented: “Every once in a while you come across an artist who changes everything. Keir is one of them.”

Since then, he’s gone on to gain further prominence as a result of his early live performances at The Great Escape, Secret Garden Party, Glastonbury, Bristol Sounds and The Downs Festival. He also supported The Drums on tour in October 2017, which culminated in a sold-out show at London’s 02 Shepherds Bush Empire. More recently, he played a sold out headline date at the Waiting Rooms in London in December 2017, and in January 2018 he toured Europe with his first headline show taking place at the Sugar Factory in Amsterdam, followed by two slots at Eurosonic Festival.

Some of Keir’s key musical influences are Patti Smith, Edith Piaf and Aretha Franklin, and speaking about his new track, he reflects: “Night and Day is about the sudden changes that happen in relationships; between you and the person you once thought understood you. 

“It’s about being able to love yourself again after it all ends and knowing that you don’t need anyone else to help validate you.” 

The song’s music video, which was shot by Keir and filmmaker Tom Forsey, covers Keir’s everyday life in Bristol and beyond. From spending time with family to performing onstage and everywhere in between, it features his band, his mum, dad, grandparents and friends as well as shots of Gloucester Road and Stokes Croft. 

Keir plays The Louisiana on April 25 this year and Night and Day, which is described as a “daring slice of soulful pop-rock” is available to buy and stream now from all digital partners via keir.lnk.to/NightAndDay. 

To find out more about Keir and to buy tickets for his upcoming Bristol show, visit his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/soundofkeir/