Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Indie, Pop


Tags

KIAN


Sounds like

Khalid, Vance Joy


Influences

Frank Ocean, Vance Joy


Unearthed artists we like

Vince The Kid, Baker Boy, Dallas Woods


Website

Bio

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KIAN stepped into the spotlight with his killer chorus on Baker Boy’s debut track Cloud 9 back in May 2017. 16-year-old KIAN hails from the goldfield town of Castlemaine, Vic. A life surrounded by music, songwriters, and rappers – he’s no stranger to the inner workings of the music scene.
Since the age of two KIAN’s been travelling with his dad making music in remote Indigenous communities. It was at Beswick Community [NT] that KIAN met Baker Boy. Aged 13 & 17 the connection was instant. A few years on the crew were at a loose end and decided to create Cloud 9. KIAN stepped up to the microphone and delivered his killer hook smashing it out of the park. Inspired and encouraged by Baker Boy KIAN began focusing on his own songs. Since that time he has been listed in triple j’s “best new music” [Feb 2018]. “Waiting” is the first song he wrote, and the second to be released after releasing his debut “Too Far Gone” with Vince the Kid earlier this year.

Unearthed in 2018

Unearthed High

30 Jul 2018

Winner

KIAN

KIAN

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

22 Aug 2018

Triple J
45

King Kian! Super proud of you.

King Kian! Super proud of you.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Aug 2018

Triple J
40

For real though, can't wait to crank the brightness and wave my phone around like a stan when you drop this at all the festivals, Kian. What a show stopper.

For real though, can't wait to crank the brightness and wave my phone around like a stan when you drop this at all the festivals, Kian. What a show stopper.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

01 Aug 2018

Triple J
40

Another winner. Two from two for me.

Another winner. Two from two for me.