After a year of hibernation Music on the Hill (MOTH) returns with live gigs this week. ‘The Cocoon Project’ launches on Friday 5th with Kee’ahn, whose outstanding, soul-drenched debut single ‘Better Things’ was mixed, mastered and released during lockdown. Rather than feeling hindered by the lack of live performance opportunities surrounding the release of ‘Better Things’, this proud Gugu Yalanji, Jirrbal, Zenadh Kes songwoman reveals, “I didn’t really need that traditional release plan. For me personally it all worked out better, because I was just slowly walking into the music industry; it was a nice introduction.” When her debut single dropped back in May, 2021, Kee’ahn observes, “Everyone was online and needing a bit of optimism,” which resulted in ‘Better Things’ rapidly gaining traction.

As one of three First Nations artists selected by triple j Unearthed to collaborate on a track for NAIDOC week last year, Kee’ahn teamed up with Gamilaroi rapper Kobie Dee and River Boy from the Northern Rivers to create ‘Sunrise’ – from separate studios and in just one week!

Also in 2020, Kee’ahn won the Archie Roach Foundation Award at the National Indigenous Music Awards as well as the Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent at the Music Victoria Awards. Kee’ahn plays at Music on the Hill (MOTH) on Friday 5 March and Women Djeka at Balnarring on Saturday 13 March.