Kyson / Unveils Official Video For New Single 'Every High'
Following the release of his return single, ‘Every High’ - out now on B3SCI / Majestic Casual Records - Kyson has unveiled an official video for the sublime track.
Directed by Andreas Lamoth (Menace Beach), the video is a sequence of dream-like scenes which Lamoth himself further explains: “This video does not tell a story. Rather, it depicts the character's inner world through the trepidations of his soul, his passion, torments, and Love. A relationship between (small) human and (big) nature are explored. It is a study of both solitude and connectivity which aims at expressing that one will inevitably become a part of its own surroundings.”
Watch / Share ‘Every High’ on the Majestic Casual YouTube channel HERE.
The most hypnotising songs are ones we can sink in to, forgetting about everything as their words and melodies wash over us. That’s the kind of musical alchemy Kyson creates. The moniker of producer, singer and songwriter Jian Liew, this Australia-born and now Berlin-based artist is making abstract electro-folk that’s designed to take you closer to his complex and nomadic soul. Skin-prickling and strange; soul-bearing and melodious all at the same time, Jian’s latest work could be described as a cocktail of Ben Howard’s vulnerable vocals and Arthur Russell’s entrancing production, but Jian’s ear for a strong hook elevates it into something greater; a sound he can call his own.
On ‘Every High’, Jian’s coos his rich lyrics over layers of looping, echoing vocal samples, gentle guitars, and sporadic percussion. To Jian, each component is vital. They all combine to create a denser, more satisfying sound.
Kyson began his career when he unexpectedly won an official Bon Iver remix competition with his remix of 'Holocene'. Such lauded early recognition of his work encouraged him to pursue his music making more seriously. Two album releases later - via Friends Of Friends, the LA electronic label affiliated with notable such acts as Shlohmo and Tomas Barfod - and with album number three on the horizon, Kyson has returned this summer with a series of single releases, each one released via B3SCI / Majestic Casual Records. ‘Every High’ is the first taster, with 3 more original tracks still to follow in the coming months and all 4 tracks due to be made available on limited edition vinyl. Purchase ‘Every High’ HERE.
PRESS ACCLAIM FOR KYSON:
“Kyson weaves together layers of foggy synths and his own smeared, gauzy vocal take into a chilly, slowly shifting web of sound” - Pitchfork
“Kyson's tracks have an uplifting, self-reflective quality” - XLR8R
“Gently undulating and washed out soundscape” - The FADER
“Like José González, Justin Vernon, James Blake, and others, Kyson probes the ether with his soaring vocals” - NPR (Song of the Day)
“Elusive, yet distinctly human” - Stereogum