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Keeley Forsyth

+ La Leif

Keeley Forsyth levitating, wearing all black

Dramatic and visual, the composer and singer performs her intoxicating music from upcoming album Limbs, released in 2022, plus songs from her debut album Debris and EP Photograph.

Built upon sparse arrangements, Keeley Forsyth’s music is centred around a singular, emotionally raw and magnetic vocal delivery, by turns devastating and uplifting. Her songs tell of high and low tides, of freedom and entrapment, of hard-won triumphs and the darker corners of domestic life.

Written in collaboration with pianist and composer Matthew Bourne, Debris is an intimate document of personal change, an outpouring of candid, haunting lyrics detailing the seismic ruptures which take place behind closed doors. She developed these themes on the follow up EP Photograph, exploring more expansive structures and experimenting with song form.

Support comes from electronic producer, mixer, engineer, and co-founder of Omnii collective, La Leif.

Presented by the Barbican in association with Bird on the Wire

Produced by Sound UK

‘Debris is an astonishing debut, not just for the power of the songs, but for the journey they trace‘
‘This deeply melancholic brand of haunting, sparse folk is as intoxicating as it is unsettling‘
‘Reminiscent of Nico, or Karen Dalton, Beth Gibbons at the edges - leaving the deepest impression‘


black and white photo of Keeley Forsyth suspended against a grey backdrop

Listen: Keeley Forsyth - Debris

Listen to Keeley Forsyth's 2020 album Debris

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