Kirin J Callinan has unveiled the first taste of his forthcoming second album, in the form of its silky title track ‘Bravado’.
Fresh from releasing a mockumentary called ‘Off The Record’ which features the likes of Jack Black, Mark Ronson and Client Liaison, the cult Sydney muso is preparing to release the follow-up to his debut album Embracism on 9th June.
The first track to be lifted from Callinan’s new solo album, ‘Bravado’, carries his typically raw aesthetic, but with some more radio-friendly production and pop hooks to go along. The song arrives alongside fellow newbie ‘S.A.D.’, as part of a double A side release.
Speaking about ‘Bravado’, Callinan tells triple j, “The vocal we ended up using was the very first performance of the song, even though we tried later with nice microphones and refined lyrics and we developed the melody and all this stuff, it just didn’t have the genuine emotion of the first vocal.
“For that reason it’s one of the harder songs for me to listen to because I actually hear in it my own vulnerability and it’s very earnest and honest and I find it one of the most challenging songs on the record to personally enjoy, and that’s why I thought we should lead with it as the main single.”
Listen to ‘Bravado’ in full, below.