Pin It

Review: Keonté Beals, Man Overboard 

Pulls no punches

click to enlarge keonte_720.jpg

In just four songs, North Preston’s Keonté Beals covers a lot of ground, and doesn’t pull any punches from the jump: The kick-off, “Man Down,” may feature the claps and laser synths of Top 40 pop, but the subject matter is much more serious. “How can I go through the motions once again?” Beals asks rhetorically, detailing the violence he’s witnessed in his young life. He manages to get in a couple love songs (“4-Ever,” “Love Overboard”) and one that ties his themes together, “WarZone.” The final track is an acoustic version of “Man Down,” all the pop tricks stripped away, just Beals and his piano, hitting harder than anything else on this promising EP. Beals is a beautiful singer with key skills to match, and he’s only just out of his teens. Catch Keonté Thursday, July 13, 2017, 3pm at Acadia Hall, 650 Sackville Drive and Saturday, July 15 at 1pm at the Black Cultural Centre, 10 Cherry Brook Road as part of the Halifax Jazz Festival.

Pin It


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Survey Asks

What song best represents your relationship status right now?

  • "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under," Shania Twain
  • "Be Careful," Cardi B
  • "I Don't Need A Man," The Pussycat Dolls
  • "I Touch Myself," Divinyls
  • "No Small Talk," Kari Faux
  • "7 rings," Arianna Grande
  • "Mambo no. 5," Lou Bega
  • "Good As Hell," Lizzo

View Results

The Scene

More »

In Print This Week

Vol 26, No 38
February 14, 2019

Cover Gallery »

Real Time Web Analytics

© 2019 Coast Publishing Ltd.