Billy Keane is a founding member of indie-rock group The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, a collective of singer-songwriters backed by Wilco's Pat Sansone on bass and ex-Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman. His new release "Never Give Up" is a beautiful and bittersweet song, inspired by and released under quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic.
"Never Give Up" was written and recorded at home in a flash of inspiration just as the nation was ordered to shelter in place. This dreamy, folk-styled anthem combines a simple figure on acoustic guitar with an instantly infectious melody and Keane's gritty, emotional tenor. With the subtle additions of percussion, piano, and synthesizer, The Real Billy Keane delivers a sense of community, in the laid-back, pop-friendly musical space between Iron & Wine and Luke Sital-Singh. In this heartfelt and uplifting ode to strength, solidarity, and perseverance, we fight for a hopeful future, even as we learn to lean on each other in times of stress.