In the heart of Cape Town’s vibrant music scene, a captivating singer-songwriter has recently set the stage ablaze with his long-awaited album launch. Keanan Eksteen, a rising star in the music industry, showcased his most recent masterpiece, Golden Fever, to a rapturous audience at one of Cape Town’s most prestigious music venues, District. The evening itself was a testament to the significance of an album launch, as fans and music enthusiasts gathered to celebrate this talented artist’s artistic journey and immerse themselves in the soulful melodies of his debut album.

Setting the scene

One of the highlights of this event hosted by Keanan Eksteen at District was the carefully curated décor. From gold stars scattered across the walls and ceiling to a disco ball hanging perfectly above the artist, the venue provided the perfect setting to showcase the subtle musical brilliance of the singer-songwriter. As attendees entered the space, they were welcomed into a world where melodies and emotions harmoniously intertwined, creating an unforgettable experience for all those in attendance. The cupcakes at the entrance were also definitely not a bad touch.

Keanan Eksteen Album Launch
Keanan Eksteen is a Kraaifontein-born musician strumming charming indie tunes with an old-school rock ‘n roll attitude. PHOTO: James Browning

Keanan Eksteen’s Golden Fever is a testimony to his growth as an artist. This debut album exudes maturity and class, showcasing his unmistakable talent and songwriting prowess. Each track is a captivating journey that takes listeners through a jangling Western ode, exploring themes of love, life, and self-discovery. The album’s powerful narrative captivates the hearts and minds of its listeners, leaving an indelible mark on their souls.

A man in gold sequin pants

Amidst the euphoria of the album launch, Keanan Eksteen’s distinctive fashion choice, the flattering gold sequin pants, became an emblem of his musical persona—bold, vibrant, and unapologetically unique. Just as his music resonates with authenticity, his fashion sense reflects his unyielding spirit and devotion to his art.

Album launches hold immense significance for artists like Keanan Eksteen. These events not only mark the culmination of countless hours of creative effort but also represent a moment of communion with his audience. The energy and enthusiasm shared between performer and listener create an atmosphere that amplifies the emotional connection to the music and the artist, leaving a lasting impression on both.

Keanan Eksteen Album Launch
Keanan Eksteen started learning to play the guitar when he was 11. PHOTO: James Browning

Overall, the album launch was a mesmerising spectacle that embraced the essence of his musical ability. From the beautifully decorated venue to the music to his striking fashion choices, every aspect of the event served to magnify the depth of his artistry. 

Keanan is currently on the second leg of his second European tour. He will be back in Cape Town in time for his next local show at café Roux on 25 August.


It’s a good thing I’m better at my job than I am at driving. Otherwise, we’d all be in big trouble. On the note of things I enjoy more than driving, the local music scene is very dear to my heart — put me in a crowd in front of a band instead of behind the steering wheel any day of the week.

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