By Alissa Arunarsirakul // August 17, 2021
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Keni is alternative pop’s next big thing, so you’d better familiarize yourself with the budding star sooner rather than later. At just 19 years old, Keni has already managed to perfect an edgy, relatable, and intriguing sound for herself. Fueled by true events, Keni delivers fiery lyricism in her astounding new single, “Big Enough.”
On “Big Enough,” Keni shared,
“‘Big Enough’ is a huge middle finger to the men who undermine strong women that have a clear sense of who they are and what they want to accomplish. I wrote this song about a conversation I had with a guy I used to go out with. I was laying in his bed and we were talking about our lives and what we wanted to achieve. I started talking about my passion for music and songwriting and how being an artist is the only path for me. After bearing my soul to this guy who was wearing a Rick and Morty t-shirt and sporting unbrushed teeth, he started telling me that I should definitely have a backup plan, in a condescending way. Coming from someone who couldn’t even keep a job, this was a huge slap in the face. I held my tongue because the pillow talk was plunging hard enough without my help.”
It’s safe to say that sexism is still a prevalent issue in the modern age, but Keni pushes for a much better world without misogynists in “Big Enough.” Although “Big Enough” may be interpreted as a breakup song, it’s also a fierce anthem that’ll empower women to stand up against ignorance. Between the grungy guitars and Keni’s righteous vocals, “Big Enough” perfectly captures this gifted 19-year-old’s insane talent.
“These types of conversations have been all too frequent, especially with men (unfortunately). There isn’t enough room or time for anyone who cheapens your dreams simply because they’re scared of going after their own. One of my favorite lines in ‘Big Enough’ is, ‘if you wanna be a rockstar, then learn to play the guitar.’ Hopefully that boy finally learned.”