Artist Spotlight: Liv Keegan
Liv Keegan is a true talent. She has already had quite the successful acting career in movies and episodic TV, including a role as a series regular on NBC's Days Of Our Lives. Now her music career is taking off and she is sure to make a mark as a talented singer songwriter. You can hear her singles "Queen is a King" and "Just My Type" at retail locations across the country.
How has your acting career prepared you for a music career
The first thing that comes to mind is how to deal with rejection. Out of the four-hundred-and-something auditions I’ve been on, 95% of that them have ended with a “no,” and it’s pretty much the same way in the music industry. It gets a lot easier when you accept that you can’t be everyone’s cup of tea and that it’s nothing personal. All you can really do is work hard, keep things in perspective, and have fun; the rest is out of your control.
When did you start making music?
I was always in love with music itself as a listener, but I didn’t start making music until I was about 15 or 16. When I was much younger, maybe 7, I got hooked on musical theatre. I was always singing back then, but I didn’t feel like I had much to write about until I was older.
Congrats on your single, “Queen Is A King.” What would you like young women to take away from this song?
Thank you! The goal with “Queen” is pretty simple. If the song can make women feel more empowered or positive in any way, then I am so happy.
“Just My Type” is also doing great in stores … tell us about this song.
“Just My Type” is more of an urban/alt vibe than “Queen.” It’s kind of an odd love story about falling for someone and beginning to like someone’s quirks that maybe annoyed you before. You can never really control who you love and a lot of the times end up surprising yourself and redefining who you thought was “your type.”
What are some highlights from the experience of recording your first album?
The album is a combination of more recent collaborations and some of my very first writing sessions ever. I’ve learned almost everything I know about music, songwriting, etc. from the making of this album. Through collaborations, I’ve met the most incredible people/mentors and made friendships that I will probably cherish for my whole life. The whole thing honestly seems like a highlight. Of course, the moments when you crack the code to a song or you create something that feels 100% authentic to you is unbeatable.
When you’re not on set or playing music, how do you spend your free time?
I love hanging out with my friends, even though a lot of them are from set/music collaboration so we already have built-in hangouts all the time. I love spending time with my cat, Atticus, reading or listening to a good audiobook in the car, hiking, and most importantly, eating very good food.
Finally, a shameless plug: What would you like our readers to know about you?
I’m really just excited to put more music into the world, and I hope that people can make good memories to my songs. :)