It’s not often you come across an artist who celebrates the union of contrasting themes; let alone a musician who exceptionally conveys life’s juxtapositions with his debut single. In efforts to carry a sincere conversation with listeners, Victoria based artist Kiaran McMillan inaugurates his solo project, KUBLA. The multi-instrumentalist speaks with his audience through timeless melodies and discerning criticism of the human condition. As “Changes” is informed by psychological concepts, the artist challenges traditional songwriting, creating a captivating experience for those who engage with his profound composition.
The project is driven by a smooth and intuitive textures; arming KUBLA with a sound that recalls artists like Vulfpeck and Tom Misch. Recently sharing opening slots with artists like Daniel Caesar and making a number of appearances at Canadian festivals, KUBLA demonstrates a strong presence among Victoria’s contemporary music scene. As KUBLA begins his self-directed journey of personal immersion and reflection we look forward to his artistic development. Be sure to keep up with the artist below.