“With every decision I made, I picked the least-tasteful option,” Australian singer-songwriter Kirin J. Callinan told the FADER in discussing how his newest album, Bravado (Terrible Records) came to be.
A wacky yet riveting journey into the clichés of contemporary pop but with a distinguished sonic quality and production, the album features guest appearances from DeMarco, Weyes Blood, James Chance, Alex Cameron, Connan Mockasin, Owen Pallet, Sean Nicholas Savage, and the Finn Family. Recorded under Mark Ronson’s supervision, Bravado sounds like the Zoolander of music: expect irresistible EDM, socially engaged R&B ballads, postmodern 80s sounds, and catchy choruses that get stuck in your head. The album is a constant rollercoaster ride between the serious and the humorous.
Watch three videos, including the title track “Bravado,” below!