Proud of new recording

Triple threat: Former X Factor contestant Keeda is rising to stardom through music, dance and acting. Picture: Jeff de Pasquale

Triple threat: Former X Factor contestant Keeda is rising to stardom through music, dance and acting. Picture: Jeff de Pasquale

CHIPPING Norton's Kat Risteska, who goes by the stage name of Keeda, has launched her new pop/dance single Loca on iTunes.

This is the first single Miss Risteska says she has "taken charge of" and says it is the one of which she is most proud.

"I kind of feel like this is my baby," she said.

"I also styled the film clip myself and came up with the concept with the director, Daniel Saboune.

"I don't really like all of my songs being same-same, so with this one I focused on making it a pop/dance track with a European feel to it."

Miss Risteska said she wrote Loca a year-and-a-half ago.

"The fact that it has finally been released and I can share it with everyone is really exciting for me," she said.

"This song just took that little bit longer because I am a bit of a perfectionist and I wanted it to be exactly what I saw and heard in my head."

Miss Risteska said the name "Keeda" came to her in a dream.

"I was looking at changing my name for a long time," she said.

"It started off being Katrina, then it dropped to Kat and then to all different names like Trina and I said, 'nope, nothing is working for me at the moment'.

"I was on my way to Melbourne on the plane and I fell asleep and it came to me in a flash."

She said she messaged the name to her friends and family to see what they thought about it and received a lot of positive replies.

Miss Risteska said she released her first single after competing in The X Factor TV show in 2011.

"I am an independent artist so I had to put it out there on my own," she said.

"It seemed to do really well and from there I released my second and third singles.

"I definitely want to put an EP together and I have a few ideas."

Details: keedamusic.com.

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