Love Keyyz is a Cincinnati native, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, pianist, and model. Ironically enough, Love Keyyz got her artist name by combining her nickname and her love for piano. A strong proponent of living your lyrics, her new album is a testament to that. “I Could Be Dreaming” courageously tells a story about her real-life relationship that went from bliss to miss. The 11-song album is a mirror into the heart and mind of the phenom Love Keyyz.
Love Keyyz makes use of her emotive, intricate harmonies and unreal vocal range to illustrate a beautiful love story that ends up being more of a tragedy. “I Could Be Dreaming” is a musical memoir based on Love Keyyz’s recent relationship. The contrast between the records makes “I Could Be Dreaming” feel like a double album. “It’s sort of a Side A/Side B project. Heaven and hell, so to speak,” Love Keyyz states. “I Could Be Dreaming” begins with songs about what real love feels like – that true, strong, seemingly unbreakable love. But, then [the album] descends into the pain that derived from the relationship, and later ends with her healing process and growth. Love Keyyz states: “Love comes with a risk. We don’t always get our fairytale, and that’s okay. But, love is so amazing. Love is why life is worth living.”
“I Could Be Dreaming” was written entirely by Love Keyyz, which allowed her to be transparent, and keep the album authentic and heartfelt. Not only did she write the album, but she had a hand in the production of the album as well. She based her writing ideas around chord progressions that she composed on the piano. Love Keyyz enlisted her favorite and über-talented pianists Antoine Franklin and Jordan Jackson to add musical elements to the jams. Wasay Waqar produced two tracks, and mixed/mastered the entire album.
“I Could Be Dreaming” is truly incredible. Love Keyyz makes use of a variety of sounds and genres. “I Could Be Dreaming” has upbeat 90s nostalgia, Pop vibes, catchy hooks, and a lot more. “I Could Be Dreaming” is one of those albums that you have to play over and over again to get the full picture, but you don’t mind because it is such a great listen. It will be hard not to fall in Love.
Love Keyyz grew up in the inner city, constantly facing adversity, but her drive, motivation, and hard work towards a vision that only she could see made her stand out. In 2010, she began making YouTube videos that showcased her personality and raw singing talent. As Love Keyyz started gaining traction from the videos, she started writing her own music in 2012 and taught herself how to play piano. In 2018, the songstress moved to L.A. True to her name, Love Keyyz’s discography consists of plenty of love songs. Shortly after her move to L.A., in 2019, Love Keyyz released her most notable project, “Naked.” The EP, “Naked,” was executively produced and written entirely by Love Keyyz, and garnered a lot of attention. “Naked” peaked at #59 on Apple Music’s R&B Top 200 – a feat she accomplished with no marketing and no record label. Being in Los Angeles encouraged her to be a better musician, so she enrolled in music school later that year; recently graduating with 4 certificates and 2 degrees in music. Studying with two of L.A.’s finest private instructors helped her cultivate her already tremendous sound, and with those skills, Love Keyyz created her newly released, critically acclaimed album, “I Could Be Dreaming.”