Keegan Powell is a Toronto-based singer/songwriter/guitarist best known for shredding for the unique emo project Chastity. His solo album is due out next year, but today we’re premiering his newest single, “Rock N Roll Kind Of Night.”
Inspired by the relationship between Elvis and manager Tom Parker, the song reckons with friendship, romance, and toxicity, all captured within an eccentric, colorful music video.
“After watching a handful of documentaries one night on the tumultuous lives of Miles Davis and Elvis, the spark was lit for the initial inspiration for my new song, ‘Rock N Roll Kind of Night,’” says Powell. “I started writing the song as a tongue-in-cheek take on the emotional rollercoaster these great artists put themselves through while attempting to climb the ladder of the entertainment industry. It always seemed no matter how well they were doing at any given point they were always trying to run away from something, to something else. That journey they were taking inspired me to pick up the guitar, because at the time of writing, I felt I was on quite the journey myself.
“The song eventually morphed into a more personal dark romantic tale. It captures the moment that a loved one hits a breaking point after a lengthy toxic relationship. ‘Rock N Roll Kind of Night’ describes the feeling of deciding to get out of a negative situation in a melodramatic fashion.”
Watch the video for “Rock N Roll Kind of Night” below.