Kirin J. Callinan premieres new video 'Living Each Day'

Kirin J. Callinan has released his latest album Bravado and launched the third video from the album, ‘Living Each Day’ – directed by Kii Arens. ‘Living Each Day’ features Connan Mockasin and Kirin himself thinks it’s a pop gem. The main lyrical idea is that of “Living Each Day (Like It’s Your Last)”. 

Kii Arens is based in Los Angeles and has worked with artist as profound and broad as Devo to Dolly Parton. He had this to say about his experience with this video…. “Directing Kirin J. was an absolute blast. His "Shock Crooner" style and full-on performance made every scene really come alive.  It’s refreshing to find a front man that actually performs with style and wit.  I hope his performance technique rubs off on the world because it’s a rare thing”.

On Bravado, Kirin’s sophomore release, he has added euphoric EDM and unabashed humanity to his circa 2017 arsenal, delivering a defiantly exuberant second album! Other guests on the album include Alex Cameron, The Finn Family (Neil, Liam etc), Weyes Blood, Owen Pallet, Mac DeMarco and more.

His debut full-length album, Embracism, was released in July 2013. Since then, he’s been photographed by Hedi Slimane, opened for friends like TV On The Radio and Tame Impala, played on records for and toured with Kevin Parker and Mark Ronson and more. Later this year, he will co-star as an actor in the upcoming second season of the critically acclaimed & Golden Globe winning Jane Campion directed drama Top Of The Lake (Series 2). 

Jane Campion said of Kirin “We cast Kirin in Top of the Lake: China Girl  to play Elizabeth Moss's brother Liam. He had done some bizarre fun turns in various short films mostly in under pants and I wondered if he would be able to find the reality of a character.  My co director Ariel Kleiman knew Kirin quite well and was an advocate for him. Kirin however did a touching very direct audition and I was really excited by the surprising tone and his personal qualities he brought to the material. Kirin was a joy to work with because he was imaginative playful and exploring. He seems somehow to push the limits of human being in the biggest sense like he might have been raised by unicorns.” Top of The Lake is coming soon to BBC First on Foxtel. 

Kirin recently started another band with hit songwriter Martin Johnson called The Night Game, and they were recently tapped by John Mayer to open his extensive North American tour in July + August this year. 

Kirin J. Callinan

Thursday July 20, 2017 - Kings Arms, Auckland
Friday July 21, 2017  - San Fran, Wellington 

Tickets on sale now at Under The Radar