Austin R&B-soul musician Donovan Keith weaves is a cautionary tale about falling in love with the wrong person and getting hurt on uplifting yet melancholic single “Sweet Lies,” taken from his upcoming album. The track oozes smooth basslines and funky beats in a groovy reimagining of the 90s classic production first written and recorded by Reggae artist Beres Hammond.
Carried by Keith’s soulful and expansive vocals, layered over infectious instrumentals, the track taps into the Texan act’s vintage style of combining soul, funk, and rock in a genre-spanning blend, making the track truly his own. Letting the honest and heartfelt lyrics on love shine through the hazy combination of soul and R&B sounds, Keith’s version of “Sweet Lies,” takes the sonic experiences he grew up with, merging it with the artistic style he has honed.
Known for his intimate signature, the track veers away from his trademark of building only off personal experiences, yet bringing a relatable message that remains his own.The midwestern rising act who has built a fanbase with his poetic musicianship and charismatic presence, offers up “Sweet Lies,” as a curious glance of his upcoming album – pulling old and new fans into his classic soul music.