“I’m in love with two, but I could never tell you…”
Yeah yeah, been sick and busy. Not a good combo. As a result, I’m late to yet another party – this time the brilliantly weird new video from Kirin J Callinan. This sonic adventurer has been a guest on the blog before, but we’ve never actually had the time to feature one of his videos. Which is a shame, and a total oversight on my behalf – especially considering how much I am loving his debut solo album, Embracism. It’s an incredible-sounding record, brimming with fearless concepts and ideas, mixed in with jarring noise and abstract lyrics – he’s definitely the kind of artist that enjoys clearing the room of squares as quickly as possible.
He even manages to do so here, which is arguably the most “conventional” – or, dare it be said, “pop” – song that he’s released under his solo moniker to date. The song becomes the opening credits to a midday soap opera, in which KJC plays every single character. There’s something quite fascinating about watching him go from bumbling waiter to bikie thug to innocent schoolgirl and back again. It’s all just a bit of low-budget fun with costumes, really. How much enjoyment you get out of it will really just come back to your degree of comfort with the man, his music and the frequent cross-dressing. Can’t please everyone, but I can’t imagine that would be very far up Kirin’s to-do list.