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Jayden Keita's 'Garden': An Introspective Single Blending Dreampop and R&B with Smooth Vocals


Promotional image of Jayden Keita, capturing the essence of his artistic journey and the heartfelt storytelling in his single 'Garden'.
Promotional image of Jayden Keita

Jayden Keita's 'Garden': A Journey of Self-Reflection and Growth

Originally from Minnesota and now based in Tampa Bay, Florida, up-and-coming artist Jayden Keita presents his latest single 'Garden'. Keita started singing at a young age in church choirs and later in musical theater and acapella groups in college. His influences span pop, gospel, R&B, country, and rock, with inspirations from Frank Ocean, Beyoncé, Prince, Victoria Monet, Kaytranada, and Tame Impala.


The first thing I thought when I pressed play was Khalid! Similar in style, alternative R&B meets dream pop with smooth and soulful vocals. The track is hypnotic with twists of electrifying guitar. When asked about the creative process behind 'Garden', Keita's response stated that it evolved from an electronic track to a live band recording, capturing the essence of psychedelic rock in the style of Tame Impala and MGMT. This is a track that is a heartfelt exploration of personal growth, jealousy, and the journey to self-acceptance, encapsulating Jayden's honest and reflective songwriting style.


Cover art for Jayden Keita's single 'Garden'
Cover art for Jayden Keita's single 'Garden'

Thematically, the lyrics discuss comparing oneself to others and the realization that focusing on personal goals can lead to growth and success. Through the release of 'Garden', Keita aims to be a guiding light through his music, providing comfort and understanding for listeners navigating similar paths.


The piece was put together in several stages - Recorded with live band components from Nashville, TN, whilst Keita recorded vocals in Tampa, FL. The final mix was completed by Skyler the Engineer. Carefully crafted together and you have - 'Garden'.


Jayden Keita's musical vision shines through the following quote - "The brightest flowers shine under the brightest moon. In other words, the things people see in the light are often a direct reflection of what is done in the dark. And I hope to be a guiding light for others."


His goal is to provide a center for listeners through his music, connecting through shared experiences and emotions is something that Keita's music is sure to do! You can feel the vibes, the honesty, and the meaning behind every lyric.


Would I listen to this again? I would. Did I enjoy it? Yes. Am I going to keep an eye out for future releases from Jayden Keita? Already subscribed before the end of the track.


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