Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Shea DIamond - Keisha Complexion

Shea (pronounced she-uh) Diamond's upcoming EP Seen It All's first single is “Keisha Complexion", an ode to the beauty of dark skin and self-love. The EP will drop June 29 via Asylum Records, and is executive-produced by acclaimed songwriter/producer, Justin Tranter. Tranter also co-wrote on three of the EPs tracks, including “Keisha Complexion.”

“Everything about Shea exudes confidence, love and the secret beauty of being an underdog,” says Tranter. “‘Keisha Complexion’ showcases all of that and then some. Getting to make music with her is a career highlight for me.”

Shea first caught the ear of Tranter after he heard an a-capella performance of her original song, an empowering trans anthem, “I Am Her” at a Black Trans Lives Matter event. 

“A friend sent me a video of her singing,” recalls Tranter. “I just kind of lost my mind and was like, ‘Who is this? Why is this song so good? How have I never heard of this person?’ From there I tracked her down.” Shea immediately impressed Tranter with her talent. “When I brought her out to L.A. to work together, I was blown away within the first couple minutes,” he continues. “Not only does this woman have a very beautiful, powerful story to tell, she can back it up as a musician. Vocally, her tone is magical; it’s so rich and so beautiful. Every time she opens her mouth to sing, you believe every word. And in terms of songwriting, she’s a real storyteller.”

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