Emerging alt-rock band Keepers of Humanity’s newest track, “Intersection,” is a San Francisco rock classic in the making. Giving listeners a taste of their upcoming EP, Pansori, “Intersection,” highlights the group’s harmonizing vocals and driving guitar licks that fans keep coming back for.

Reflecting sonic elements from famous bands such as Dire Straits and The Black Keys, the track energizes listeners of all genres, opening with Steven Bonaccorso’s edgy hard-rock guitar riff, which is joined by Rudy Choy’s punchy finger-played bass lines, and a four-on-the-floor power drum beat backing it all. Jean Nanjo‘s sweet, girl-next-door vocals tie all elements of the song together in harmony.

Lead singer Jean Nanjo comments:

“I love rocking out to this song. Every time we play it, it’s like you’re hanging with your best buddies and having a blast.”

Lyrically, “Intersection” taps into the feelings associated with leaving a bad relationship, racial discrimination, creative struggle, and more – representing a “cry for acceptance” from someone who has been relentlessly pushed by others to fit into a mold and be something they’re not. As the song progresses, the person experiencing this turmoil ultimately rejects the critical voices and emerges a strong and confident authentic self. A powerful line in the song, “Let me be me,” reflects a long-awaited sentiment of peace after experiencing the trials and tribulations of life.

Each member of the band has a unique way they think and interpret music, all coming together to create an authentic, down-to-earth sound. “Intersection” is a celebration of individuality and homage to musicians who have made their mark by staying true to their ambitions.

The upcoming EP, Pansori, will officially launch on October 8 under Rockstone Records, and “Intersection” will be featured as the opening track. “Intersection” is a re-recording of the closing track of KOH’s self-released 2019 album, Freedom in the Chaos.

Keepers of Humanity, photo by Steven Gregory Photography
Keepers of Humanity, photo by Steven Gregory Photography

Run Time: 3:42
Release Date: September 8, 2023
Record Label: Self-Release


Dawn Jones is the curator of the V13 imPRESSED Column. Previously known as imPRESSED Indie Music Blog, Jones and her team joined forces with V13 in 2020 to collaborate on an exclusive column on V13's site (imPRESSED) to bring a niche focus to the rapidly evolving indie music genre. Dawn is also the founder of Pressed PR - a boutique PR agency that focuses on PR for independent creatives. Pressed PR’s team works on a variety of campaigns partnering with independent filmmakers, independent artists, and independent labels. Pressed PR’s music clientele has landed in the pages of Billboard, Atwood Magazine, EARMILK, HYPE Magazine, and many others.