A new album from James Keith with featured single ’Reason to Believe’.
‘Reason to Believe’ is a song with a positive message that encourages resilience, embracing life’s lessons, and maintaining a hopeful outlook despite challenges we face. The lyrics convey the idea that both good and bad experiences contribute to personal growth and guide individuals towards their desired path.
“This positive spin on life’s hardships is a common theme in my music, compelling me to write uplifting songs, providing my listeners with a source of inspiration and encouragement.”
Keith discovered a passion for music working on his family’s vineyard in Orange, NSW. “Dad would have vinyls and CDs which we would play all day long” However, before a career in music he followed in his father’s footsteps – Peter Mortimer; a professional rugby league player, alongside uncles Steve and Chris Mortimer – and donned the jersey for Manly.
Keith understands the power of positivity and it fuels him like firewood to a flame.
It’s a theme that runs through the heart of his high energy brand of Country Rock.
After shifting from his sports career to his artistic passions, it was back in his hometown that James holed up with producer, Craig Honeysett, at Dotted Eight Studios to craft his debut album, ‘Life Is Good Today’. Pounding drums, blistering guitars and anthemic choruses became the keystones that support James’ autobiographical tales of positivity and persistence.
‘Life is Good Today’ has been Keith’s mantra ever since a trip to Nashville, TN in 2011. “All
the cover bands kept playing this song with the lyrics “life is good today” which really
resonated with me.”
His songs brim with unbridled positivity and optimism. “I look at the positive to every
situation and want my music to bring people joy, not dwell on negatives.”
That’s James Keith in a nutshell – ask anyone – his three children, his four brothers or his parents; all of whom are the inspiration behind the family orientated debut album.