Half Measure—the new project of Haste the Day’s Stephen Keech—unveils his ‘80s-inspired single, “1982”. The dreamy indie rock track was written while visiting family using a portable recording rig set up at his 14-year-old nephew’s desk, which just so happened to be the same one Keech had in his room as a kid. He elaborates:
I immediately felt nostalgic. The concept of the song jumped into my head, maybe because the whole house, neighborhood, and the desk I was sitting at all had this 80s vibe. I blended that with my actual experience at a school dance, standing awkwardly, breathing irregularly, and trying to talk to the girl that I liked when she was surrounded by her friends, all while I wore my dad’s tie.
Half Measure is a musical project founded by multi-instrumentalist, producer and singer/songwriter, Stephen Keech. Keech spent his early days singing and touring in the Solid State Records band Haste the Day, and eventually ended up in Nashville, TN where he made a career writing music for film, TV, and media. Half Measure’s debut EP, Somebody Like You, was released in early 2020 by Soundstripe Productions.