Introducing KAIAR and her vulnerable new single and video clip, Human
The track also involves crustaceans of all things.
After a huge 2017 that saw her supporting the likes of Braille Face, Aphir, Estere and more, Melbourne's KAIAR has unveiled her first new track for 2018 - Human. And as the title may suggest, it's a vulnerable and captivating track, one that burns slowly and beautifully, slowly workings towards a crescendo of off-kilter production and her beautiful vocals. It comes with some equally wonderful visuals from Rob La Terra, and we sent her a few questions to find out a little more:
Tell us about about yourself?
I’m a singer, songwriter, producer and in most of my spare time I’m feeling feelings which I think directly ties back in to being a songwriter. It’s my mission to always be open, accept and share vulnerabilities because I think life would be a bit of a hoax without that.
What kinda tunes we talkin’?
I’ve always wanted to be a mermaid, so I want to say dark/sweet serenades. But in all seriousness it’s a bit of mix between experimental glitchy textures and layering that’s paired with pop structure and songwriting.
It usually starts with a feeling that’s not too familiar. Like a concept that you aren’t able to quite grasp yet! I guess a pretty big reason I write is to understand my feelings from the foundation up. I start building around that whatever way it comes. If it starts off lyrics through key-words or little phrases and I usually piece it together from there. The production process always starts with the sampling of my own vocals to create textural, glitchy elements and a beat. That generally provides a strong starting point to drive the track forward.
Can you tell us about your new single, Human?
I wrote this one when I was comparing humans to crustaceans of all things! I was reflecting on how I quickly I would put my walls up or show my thorns when I felt hurt by someone. I realised that it was an armor that I had created to protect myself, but unlike the crustaceans it was counter-productive to the longevity of those relationships. It creates disconnect between that person and me but also between my feelings and me.
We all wear emotional exoskeletons so I wanted to explore how we can dissolve them by finding the weak spot and applying pressure to break through and connect with each other.
Any shows coming up?
I’m laying low until August 10 for a show at Longplay (Melbourne) with my pals Aphir and Atalein!
What’s the rest of the year have in store?
I love the freedom in being able to tell stories through both songwriting and visuals so more singles and more visuals paired with them.
Where can we hear more of your music?