After taking a year to refine his sound, Kirklandd has returned with a fresh style in the form of his new single, Impulse. An uplifting blend of soaring piano chords and 90s-style hip hop, Impulse showcases the Canberra native’s storytelling ability and ear for eclectic production.
Through a dreamy sonic landscape by co-producers Cam Bluff and Kay Ansah, Impulse explores the experience of returning to an old love. Kirklandd explains:
“Going back to the familiarity and comfort of this connection always feels like it could lead to something more… but ultimately it’s never more than acting on impulse”.
A former cello player, Kirklandd’s passion for live instrumentation shines through in every project, as showcased in Impulse’s Black Panther-inspired percussion, floating beneath the ethereal vocals of Zellow.
Following his recent tour with Ivan Ooze, and performances alongside Boo Seeka, Arno Faraji, Dylan Joel and Seth Sentry, Kirklandd has announced a one-off immersive show of the single in his hometown of Canberra.
The release of Impulse sees Kirklandd continue his role as the Australian artist ambassador for Global Citizen, alongside fellow ambassadors Jay Z, Coldplay and Rihanna. Through their partnership, he hopes to shed light on current global issues, while working with the organisation to end extreme world poverty by 2030.