Only a day after George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer, Keedron Bryant took to YouTube to perform an original song he wrote to express his feelings about the tragedy and the Black American experience. The song, "I Just Wanna Live" went viral almost immediately, receiving support from LeBron James, Dr. Dre, and President Barack Obama, not to mention enthusiastic acclaim from numerous publications, including Time and Rolling Stone.
For such a mature song to come out of such a young kid with so much raw emotion in his voice is nothing short of extraordinary. Now, Keedron Bryant showcases his talents in depth with his debut EP, I JUST WANNA LIVE.
The powerful title track is reworked by prolific Compton producer Dem Jointz (Rihanna, Dr. Dre, Brandy), who took Bryant's original acapella from YouTube and set it to music to pitch to Warner Records.
Bryant proves to be talented beyond his years, with a powerful voice and a pen game that rivals that of artists twice his age.
Bryant is joined by guests Andra Day, IDK, and Lucky Daye on the EP, which also features production from Grammy-winning gospel legends Aaron Lindsay and Charles Jenkins. I JUST WANNA LIVE is available on all streaming services.