ALEXANDRIA, VA – Keira Moran is an Alexandrian, born and bred. She attended MacArthur Elementary, George Washington Middle, and graduated from T.C. Williams in 2013 after being voted “Most Likely to be Famous” by her classmates.
“Alexandria is where I got my start, and I am forever grateful to the city for standing with me when I need support,” Keira says. In 2011 she knocked on doors and asked local businesses to hang up fliers for one of her first songs, “When I’m With You.”
The Contest that Started Her Career
She entered it into an international songwriting contest where songs competed for the most votes and the entries with the lowest number of votes were eliminated each day. Keira discovered the contest when it was already halfway over, so she looked to her community for the extra support to climb the ranks with the top vote-getters. In the final hours of the contest, Keira’s song pulled ahead and won the grand prize: a trip to the Kauai Music Festival to perform and meet with industry professionals, including some of the biggest songwriters in the world.
“I don’t know where I would be if I didn’t have the support of my community that got me that first great opportunity. The Kauai Music Festival is where I met the producers for my first album and made connections with amazing songwriters that I am still friends with today.”
But if you look for Keira’s first album on iTunes or Spotify today, you won’t find it. She recently asked her distributor to pull it down before releasing her newest single “All the Right Things.”
“The songs I released in high school are so sentimental to me,” says Keira, but she realizes that the music industry evolves so quickly that it’s going to take a fresh new sound to stand out.
That’s why, for her new releases, she is working with some of the best and brightest the industry has to offer. Among her collaborators are Christopher Trujillo, who received a Grammy nomination for “Best Pop Album” for Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman,” as well as Mike Bozzi, who just won “Record of the Year” for Childish Gambino’s “This is America.”
Now, eight years after releasing her first song, Keira is asking for Alexandria’s support again…listening to her new song! Here’s how you can help:
1) Follow “Keira Moran” on Spotify (or your music platform of choice)
2) Save her newest single “All the Right Things”
3) Add it to your playlists
4) Share it with your friends and tag Keira (“Keira Moran Music” on Facebook or @keira.moran.music on Instagram)
Want a Song About You?
Right now, Keira is doing a special promotion to engage her fans. If you follow, save, and share her song “All the Right Things,” Keira will write a 10-second song about YOU and post it for her followers to see! Search the event ‘Songs for Shares- “All the Right Things”’ on Facebook or follow her on Instagram to see the ones she’s posted so far.
Keira wants to thank all the Alexandrians who have already saved and shared. She says, “Spotify gives artists lots of data about your audience so I can see exactly how many people in each city are listening. Let’s get all 160,000 Alexandrians on the map!”