Born and raised in Los Angeles, singer-songwriter Keni has quickly established herself as a new artist to watch, gaining wide press acclaim on two indie-pop bangers, “Sid & Nancy” and “Proximity”—but “Big Enough” may be our favorite from her yet. Premiered today exclusively on Flaunt, the record is a biting guitar led cut showcasing a winning combination of breathy vocals and very relatable writing.
An anthem against mansplaining, Keni explains, “‘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.”
She continues, “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. 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.”