DES MOINES – Amidst all this violence, a local music artist is using his voice for change. Will Keeps stopped by Harding Middle School Friday to share his musical message.
Will Keeps joined the music industry, to make a difference. On Friday, Keeps returned to Harding Middle School, to film his latest music video, Greatness.
“People try to take you away from your greatness, and no matter how hard they try, you always stick and stay forward,” said Keeps.
This session was set up weeks ago, but after the latest string of violence taking place all over the country, it carried a deeper meaning.
“I hate what happened in Dallas, I hate what happened in St. Paul, Minnesota,” said Keeps. “It’s tragic!”
The message that these kids don’t have to give in to the violence is sticking with them.
“Even though things around the world are going bad, it doesn’t mean that it has to tear us down because of one bad thing that has happened,” said Sahara Banks, a student at Harding.
“Just try to come together and be as one, because we seem to choose each other out,” added her classmate Shakyra Rutledge. “We seem to say that black lives matter, but what about all of the other people in the world.”
Keeps’ song is about ensuring that you can stand out and make a difference in a chaotic world.
“We have to move forward and we have to do it the right way, in order for anything to change,” said Keeps.
And when his latest video is released, Keeps hopes they remember their purpose, to push for that greatness.
“I’m done talking, I’m doing,” said Keeps.
Keeps’ video is all part of his “Starts Right Here” movement.