Donovan Keith returns with a signature blend of soul, rock and funk with “Mine”, the latest single off of his debut solo album. Premiering exclusively on Top Shelf Music today, “Mine” is a passionate track with contagious energy and multiple layers to uncover. It proves relatable to anyone who’s found themselves longing for something lost — whether it’s time, youth, love or opportunities.
The track is a perfect blend of his signature sound: soul, rock and a funk groove, with heavy-hitting vocals.
“I always like writing songs with multiple meanings and, while the song obviously sounds like a romantic love interest that was lost through a recent breakup, in reality, I wrote it from the emotional perspective of losing time, youth and opportunity,” states Donovan Keith.
Grandiosely groovy and deliciously dramatic, the track is grounded in thoughtful lyrics that are as introspective as they are dance-inducing. Punctuating big sounds with quiet moments, the track is balanced, fun and impossible not to loop on repeat at least four or five times.
Known as the man who never stops moving, Donovan is recognized for classic soul vocals and an infectious showmanship that wins over audiences time and time again. Midwestern born and raised, Donovan moved to Austin in 2009 and cut his teeth in gritty, low-ceiling dive bars with his first project, Soul Track Mind. Donovan’s one-of-a-kind, dance-infused stage show became beloved by fans and acknowledged by reviewers across the country. Donovan’s uniquely vintage style combining soul, funk and rock genres has seen him open for acts including Enrique Iglesias, Tower Of Power, the late Charles Bradley and Erykah Badu. His music won an official selection at SXSW and a Black Fret nomination as ‘Notable Emerging Artist’ in 2018. As a solo artist, he can be found commanding stages around Texas.
The Austin-based artist is excited to announce the release of “Mine”, with his debut solo album following in April 2022. Building on “Mine”, the album champions the value of genuine human connection in the face of impersonal, analytics-driven trends in music. It explores a uniquely blended genre and amplifies the importance of artists taking a stand, instead of conforming to what’s trending. Catch Top Shelf Music’s special premiere of “Mine” today below, available on all digital outlets tomorrow October 13th.
Exclusive world premiere of Donovan Keith’s “Mine” single:
Cover & thumbnail photo by Nicola Gell