Published on 11-30-2011 11:00 AM
This issue of the A-Profiler, Raymond Lam interviews musician Larry Tran (aka The Keepsake). Find out how the name "The Keepsake" came about, what it was like filming his music video Fighting for You, and why he likes warm weather.
How would your friends describe who you are?
I decided to take the guesswork out of it and asked them this question myself. They described me as being free, fun-loving, optimistic, persistent, stubborn, creative, romantic, thoughtful, heroic, uninhibited, adventurous, and someone who has great potential. Man I love my friends.
How did you come up with the name "The Keepsake?"
Coming up with a name I actually liked has been the most frustrating to do as a musician because once you decide on a name you’re kind of stuck with it. "The Keepsake" was originally the title of my song Note To Self. I thought it would do more for me as a stage name than a song title so I adopted it.
How would you describe your personal style?
I don’t have any personal philosophies on it. I like to experiment though. I’m a fan of fitted vintage clothes. Sometimes my clothes are too fitted…
What is your ethnic background? What languages do you speak?
I’m full Vietnamese. I can speak well enough