Emerging country artist Raleigh Keegan has unveiled a special acoustic video for his new song, “Handyman,” and it is premiering exclusively here on Sounds Like Nashville.
The no-frills clip captures Keegan decked out in suspenders as he plays the piano and belts the heart-rending tune, which was co-written with Marshall Altman. “Handyman” roots itself in Keegan’s belief that rendering help to others can sometimes be much easier than fixing his own faults. Still, despite these flaws and imperfections, the selfless singer strives to look beyond himself and be a fixer for his loved ones and those in need.
“I can fix the faucet or fix you a drink / All you gotta do is ask for help / Baby it would be easy / Wish it could be that easy for me to fix myself,” the singer declares on the vulnerable chorus.
With this acoustic treatment, Keegan’s immaculate delivery truly fleshes out the sincerity of his heart and that desire to be one’s “Handyman,” even if that means putting his own turmoil aside.
“‘Handyman’ is really about my own internal struggles as a man,” the Ohio native admits. “It’s about being able to help others better than you help yourself and the hardships associated with that. There is vulnerability in a lot of my writing, particularly in this song, and I think the intimate setting of this acoustic performance really highlights that.”
Prior to this, Keegan released the studio version of “Handyman” earlier last month, as well as songs such as “Long Line of Lovers,” “Another Good Day,” and “Way Back.” Additionally, in honor of the “Handyman” single release, Raleigh teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville and other volunteers to build a new home for a single mom of 3.
Organically building a fan base from the ground up, the promising newcomer has also opened for country superstars such as Eric Church, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett on the road.
Watch Keegan’s special acoustic rendition of “Handyman” above, and listen to other new country releases on our New Nashville playlist below.