And reviews the album as
“THE YEARS MOST SUCCESSFUL POP ODDITY”
Album ‘Bravado’ released this Friday
National tour dates commence this weekend
Kirin J Callinan will release Bravado, his second full-length album, this Friday via Siberia/EMI Music Australia. Today he launched the third video for the album, Living Each Day – directed by Kii Arens. Living Each Day features Connan Mockasin and Kirin himself thinks it’s a pop gem. The main lyrical idea is that of “Living Each Day (Like It’s Your Last)”.
View Living Each Day video HERE.
“Once you accept Bravado’s obnoxious exterior as honest – and yes, brave – the record’s humanity is unlocked. Repeat listens reveal Bravado as one of the most addictive and affecting pop records of the year!”..THE FADER
“You can’t fool us, KJC – you’re an artist, even when appearing to take the piss.” THE MUSIC, ****Album of the Week
“(Living Each Day)..the closest thing to hair metal psych-pop you’ll hear today” ….SPIN
“This is Callinan’s dance record, filled with typically wry lyrics, amusing cameos – Jimmy Barnes lends his howl to Big Enough – and Callinan’s cool cronies (he counts Connan Mockasin, Weyes Blood and Jorge Elbrecht among his friends and fans).”.. ROLLING STONE
Kii Arens is based in Los Angeles and has worked with artist as profound and broad as Devo to Dolly Parton. He had this to say about his experience with this video…. “Directing Kirin J. was an absolute blast. His “Shock Crooner” style and full-on performance made every scene really come alive. It’s refreshing to find a front man that actually performs with style and wit. I hope his performance technique rubs off on the world because it’s a rare thing”.
On Bravado, Kirin’s sophomore release, he has added euphoric EDM and unabashed humanity to his circa 2017 arsenal, delivering a defiantly exuberant second album! Other Guests on the album include Alex Cameron, The Finn Family (Neil, Liam etc), Weyes Blood, Owen Pallet, Mac DeMarco and more.
His debut full-length album, Embracism, was released in July 2013. Since then, he’s been photographed by Hedi Slimane, opened for friends like TV On The Radio and Tame Impala, played on records for and toured with Kevin Parker and Mark Ronson and more. Later this year, he will co-star as an actor in the upcoming second season of the critically acclaimed & Golden Globe winning Jane Campion directed drama Top Of The Lake (Series 2).
Jane Campion said of Kirin “We cast Kirin in Top of the Lake: China Girl to play Elizabeth Moss’s brother Liam. He had done some bizarre fun turns in various short films mostly in under pants and I wondered if he would be able to find the reality of a character. My co director Ariel Kleiman knew Kirin quite well and was an advocate for him. Kirin however did a touching very direct audition and I was really excited by the surprising tone and his personal qualities he brought to the material. Kirin was a joy to work with because he was imaginative playful and exploring. He seems somehow to push the limits of human being in the biggest sense like he might have been raised by unicorns.” Top of The Lake is coming soon to BBC First on Foxtel.
Kirin recently started another band with hit songwriter Martin Johnson called The Night Game, and they were recently tapped by John Mayer to open his extensive North American tour in July + August this year. Stay tuned for more on this one.
KIRIN J CALLINAN BRAVADO TOUR DATES:
Fri 9th June: The Foundry, Brisbane
Sat 10th June: Oxford Arts Factoy
Thurs 15th June : The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Fri 16th June: Ed Castle, Adelaide
Sat 17th June : Rosemount Hotel, Perth
Sun 18th June: Mojos, Fremantle
Sat 1st July: Empty Bottle, Chicago
Wed 5th July: Baby’s All Right, New York
Fri 7th July: Bootleg, Los Angeles
Sat 8th July: Cafe du Nord, San Fransisco
Thur 20th July: KIngs Arms, Auckland
Fri 21st July: San Fran, Wellington
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