Kiey Swaps Ho Chi Minh City For London In Electro-Pop Ballad: Picadilly
Based in the heart of Vietnam, electro-pop artist Kiey has targeted very different surroundings for his new single, ‘Piccadilly.’
Taking inspiration from the place he spent three years studying, Kiey’s atmospheric, dreamy track is the perfect introduction to an artist whose music transcends culture and will hit home with listeners wherever they are.
Kiey first started producing music in 2015, during his free time at University at King’s College, in London. In that time, he took every opportunity to learn how to create his own music and get his hands on equipment he had no access to in his home country of Vietnam, whose communist rule frowns upon the music of this kind, with much of the country’s airwaves taken up with traditional ballads.
Returning to Vietnam, he was determined to follow through with his dream of creating music. Influenced by some of his musical heroes, including Lana Del Rey, Sia, and Troye Sivan, he delivered the album ‘Night to Myself‘ in 2019, from which the track ‘Piccadilly’ is taken.
This track is a stunning mix of melancholic electro textures and Kiey’s vocals and is set in a neon dreamworld in which he yearns to return to the dark, yet exciting streets of London.
Kiey may now live thousands of miles away from his old apartment just around the corner from Piccadilly Circus, but his music is a fitting tribute. A suitably haunting, eerie video to accompany the track has also been released.
With a brand-new album expected in early 2021, ‘Piccadilly’ is an official introduction to the world of Kiey, an artist who is as engaging and exciting as he is prolific. All instrumentation, production, and mastering have been completed on Kiey’s tracks by the artist himself.
Stream ‘Picadilly’ on Spotify, Apple Music , or Soundcloud.