Singer-songwriter Keiko Necesario was grateful when she was given the chance to meet UK-based producer Chasing Fantasia. It was a productive meeting that led to their first collaboration, a single entitled, “Right Next To You.”
Carrying an ambient vibe, “Right Next to You” exposes the power and beauty of Keiko’s production while maintaining her signature emotive sound. The singer’s emotion is front and center in “Right Next to You,” her affecting vocals supported by impeccable instrumentation.
It’s the first song off her upcoming album Ready, Let Go, which coming out later this year.
“This was the very first track we recorded in Baguio for the sophomore album, so it set the mood and vibe of the whole body of work. ‘Right next to you’ has such a powerful sound and message that I think captured what this album speaks about, just by it being the first track," Keiko shared.
"From the first line in the chorus, I found home when I found you, this says a lot about my journey now as a human being with dreams and hopes and goals and a purpose. I found home when things came together and they all fell into place according to God’s plans and perfect time," Keiko explained why she decided the song to be her album's carrier single.
With herself and her fans in mind, she continued to explain the kind of takeaway that she wants to impart to her listeners. “I’m proud of the way it was written, the way it was recorded, and the way it turned out. I have envisioned for the impact of this song to be about a reminder of love in whatever form they think it is.”
Talking more about the people behind her song, she said, “I fully wrote this song, but I cannot take full credit on how it turned out because first of all, Warner and my manager, Graham Perkins, made a way for me to meet incredibly talented people—my producers Chasing Fantasia whom I am so grateful for. They worked and listened to my vision until my song came to life. These people helped me create this beautiful version of my song which started from just a thought.”
Keiko sure has come a long way, from writing songs at the age of seven, to independently producing her first album in 2015. On looking back over her early years as an artist, she said, “There are many things in my life that have surprised me in so many ways but there were always these two constant things that have been there: God and my season of waiting… whatever I go through or I’m going through, the details of my journey will always be a surprise but the big picture is always clear—there’s always a purpose.”
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