Steven Keene Discusses New Release and ‘It Is What It Is’ Album

From “American Songwriter,” Macie Bennett; December 24, 2019

The third single titled “She Used Me, I Used Her,” succeeds the release of “By Your Side,” and “Don’t Blame It On The Alcohol,” also from the new EP. It Is What It Is, is a collection of ballads crafted out of heartbreak.

“The songs I wrote for It Is What It Is came together pretty quickly. They are a blend of ballads, found and lost love, as well as observational songs, like “You Can’t See It When You’re In It” and “It Is What It Is,” Keene said.

When talking about the songwriting process, Keene explains he has no particular steps to follow and often lets inspiration take the lead…

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