I have lived in NYC for over a decade now. That’s so hard for me to say. And while I have met great friends during my time in the city. There is nothing like meeting people from the Midwest. The regional bond is instant. We bond over how we drink ‘Pop’ not soda, missing a good deep dish pizza and our disdain for Reggae, Soca or any type of Islander music. No offense to my West Indian friends. But you already know how it is.
Photos by Rome
I’d like to introduce you to my Chi-town friend Keanna O’Quinn. I met her at a mutual friend’s party a couple of summers ago and we have been cool ever since. She is a talented singer and songwriter. If you are in NYC, you may have seen her perform at the Apollo Theater, Ashford & Simpson’s Sugar Bar and Village Underground. But if you are not in NYC and she looks familiar, it’s probably because you have seen her on American Idol. Yes! That American Idol. Unfortunately I missed her season 9 performance because I had already stopped watching the show seasons prior. Dang!
I would like for you guys to check out Keanna’s new video for her single ‘Foo Wop’ that was released on Valentine’s Day. How appropriate since Foo Wop (pronounced /foo-wap/) is used to describe an intense love experience. I know we have all had one of those! (I’m looking at you, Bedford.) *fans self* The song is about how women are strong and can juggle everythang. You know how we do. Taking care of business while giving out TLC and constantly multitasking. The video captures the double sided coin we women live daily.
‘Foo Wop’ is an original song created around Keanna’s vocal arrangement. Let someone create a song based around my vocal arrangements and it would sound like someone crashing together two trash can lids. Except for when I’m in the shower. The acoustics allow me to sound like Mariah. Since I like to stay in my lane. I will stick to social media and photography. When I was a child and would try to sing, my mother would tell me “Toya, just write it down”. Bloop!
Any who, watch the Keanna O’Quinn’s ‘Foo Wop’ video below:
Her love interest in the video is a cutie. What yo’ name is?
Enjoy and let me know what you think of the video.