Following on from the release of his latest single – described as a “lush gospel-flecked track” (The Line of Best Fit) – and a sold-out headline show in London, Kyan revealed the official video for ‘L.A’.
Shot in South Africa, Kyan explains that he:
“Came across an incredible self-portraiture photographer, Danielle Terblance, on Instagram.. I had had this video concept in the back of my head for a while to create a narrative around a series of still images. We created it using 500 photographs, edited down from the 4,000 we took over the two shoot days. The piece follows my characted as a fallen angel, attempting to navigate his way through the South African landscape back to The City of Angels (L.A.).”
He continues “The narrative concept came from my personal experience of travelling to L.A. after a breakup with my long-term girlfriend and record label. I’d always viewed L.A as this distant, shining beacon of dreams and opportunity then ,all of a sudden, I was going there under really difficult circumstances. Due to the breakups, the trip had switched from being something I was running to, to something I was running from. In the weeks before the trip L.A. became an escape, a chance for air amongst the intense emotional claustrophobia I was experiencing inside.”
‘L.A.’ revisits an important chapter in Kyan’s life and comes full circle. 2018 was a remarkable year for Kyan, boasting a euphoric COLORS session, studio time with Nile Rodgers, radio support from Ebro (Beats 1) and a session for Red Bull Music.
Since releasing his debut EP ‘The Purple Experiment’ in 2014, Kyan has toured with critically acclaimed trio, London Grammar, and has had a series of collaborations with the likes of Cedric Gervais & Just Kiddin, Duke Dumont, electro-pop king Madeon, Benga and Knox Brown.