Premiere: Stream John Keenan's New Single 'Tired Eyes'

John Keenan is a Brisbane indie pop-rock-roots singer-songwriter.
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Brisbane indie pop-rock-roots singer-songwriter, John Keenan emerges from an extended lay-off releasing music with the charming, earthy, delicate, rustic track 'Tired Eyes'.

A song he first wrote more than half a decade ago as an acoustic roots number, John has recently re-worked the track into an Americana, folk-infused ride that's complemented by the backing vocals of Nicole McKinney.

"I wrote 'Tired Eyes' about growing old with the one you love," begins John. "It's about always being there for each other as the years roll by."

John first made his mark on the independent music scene with his debut single 'If You Saw Me' in 2019, which gained triple j airplay and peaked at #1 on the triple j Unearthed overall charts.

"I wrote this song around six years ago," adds John discussing the origins of 'Tired Eyes'. "I was in my room strumming some old country chords and the words suddenly started falling out of me.

"I only wrote a verse and a chorus at the time but then several months later while visiting my parents I came up with the final verse that completed the song."

Ahead of the song's release tomorrow (24 June), scenestr is amped to premiere 'Tired Eyes' today. Enjoy.

"Perfectionism has always held me back," continues John. "It's prevented me from becoming the best version of myself.

"It's about time that I take control of that anxiety and accept that holding myself to a ridiculously high standard and always pursuing perfection in my art can do more harm than good. "I don't want to be controlled by this anymore so it's time that I take control. . . It's a new era for me and I'm excited to share this next chapter with you."

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