With a debut release as fresh and clean as anything found in Troye Sivan’s catalogue, Los Angeles native Kiian’s understated arrival is a rewarding introduction to his work.
“Beverly Hell” is a late-night synth-pop ode to the super-rich, drawing on themes of the multi-layered complexities of millennial life. Kiian’s androgynous vocal details the illusions and fantasies associated with that lifestyle, a frank narrative detailing the mirage of perfection. There’s a romance to it, but its underpinned by a cynicism that just can’t be shaken - as Kiian sings, “sweet dreams come back to haunt you.”
Kiian has a five-track EP due out this June, written in under a week. Produced by Johnny What of pop outfit BRÅVES, the upcoming release served as a therapeutic exercise for the singer. Shaking the weight of past friends and lovers, Kiian’s musical debut is the first step in what he hopes to be an inspirational career.