Working from his home studio in downtown Los Angeles, Keith Austin is an artist and musician writing songs that combine the youthful energy of Justin Timberlake, the funky bass synths and disco beats of Jamiroquai, and the rich, soulful vocal harmony layers of Hall and Oates.
Growing up in a musical family from Oklahoma, Keith Austin was classically trained as a pianist and later developed a love for rhythm by learning to play drums just well enough to piss off the neighbors. His songwriting style developed from years of eclectic influences spanning the entire spectrum of musical style. Rather than fealty to any particular form of expression, Keith Austin has always been more motivated by music’s ability to “move you” whether that be on an emotional level or a physical compulsion to dance. It is with that mindset that he has sought to elevate the vibration of listeners through his extensive history of live performance.
In addition to a genre-bending sonic exploration of Pop, R&B, and Neo-Soul, Keith Austin’s six-track debut studio EP, Turning It On, thematically addresses the necessity of having difficult conversations (Come and Go, Hands Down) the struggle with making decisions to end toxic relationships (Love Song, Turning It On) and the intensity of unspoken connection (Grooving on the Red Line, Later Tonight.) While the overall tone of the record is an honest exercise in self-reflection, the tracks certainly contain buried treasure in the form of numerous elements of relatability.