Kai Cut is Taking Over The Punk Music Scene With New Energetic Single “Cigarette Burns“
The new single ‘Cigarette Burns’ was produced by the artist himself and mixed by Ashwin Rao from the Singaporean Garage Rock band Knightingale.
The track is two and half minutes of frenetic punk rock, opening with uncompromising drums, fierce guitars, and KAI CULT’s striking lead vocals. Intense melodies mix with deftly produced instrumentation to build to the song’s anthemic, gung-ho choruses, before careering towards its wholly satisfying ending.
KAI CULT shares about the new single: “The track reflects on mixed feelings while going through tough times, sometimes it may seem like things are okay but deep down they may not be. I set out to capture the mental extremes of what society is undergoing currently in the pandemic.”
KAI CULT will also reveal an accompanying music video, directed and edited by the artist himself and shot by friend Sam Van Munnen. The clip was shot across various Melbourne locations, including cobblestone side-streets, beautiful parks and a rooftop carpark in the heart of Brunswick.
Taking inspiration from alternative rap artists Death Grips, Yung Lean and Clams Casino, the video features hazy film grain, VHS layers, and bold RBG colour inverts. KAI CULT adds “with the clip, my drummer Darcy and I wanted to show how much fun we have hanging out and playing music with each other, and also show viewers that you don’t need a huge budget to make a fun video, just a keen eye and also to exhibit some colourful personality!”