With Australian musical royalty in his blood (more on that later), Adelaide singer-songwriter Kyan Burns continues his path as a solo artist with the release of his second single “Guess”.
After more than 20 years working with a multitude of covers alongside a variety of talented musicians, Kyan released the beautifully fragile and raw country-pop track “So I’m Telling You” in June.
For his next release, Kyan wanted to show a more rock side to his music; the result is “Guess”, a track that ramps up on the stakes of scorching rock with crisp and screaming guitars and a rhythm section loaded with a sensual groove.
“The song is a cheeky tune about being free to express who we are and not judging a book by its cover,” Kyan said.
“There’s a catchy chorus that sticks in your head.” After my first release ‘So I’m Telling You’, I wanted to show people a different side of me – the rock chick, the brave side and I felt it was the perfect song to express that. “
Kyan – a 2021 SAM Awards nominee – teamed up with fellow creative Adelaide Gareth Wilkes for the ‘Guess’ music video, which sees Kyan take on multiple characters in pursuit of a new passion.
“I was very lucky to have the very talented Gareth Wilkes as a director because he was able to come up with something really creative and fun,” Kyan said.
With ‘Guess’ coming out tomorrow (November 6), scenestr is delighted to present the clip today. Enjoy.
There were also light moments on set during the filming of ‘Guess’ as well as a not-so-bad kissing nuisance.
“Some funny stories about the set of the music video. Realizing that we shot half of the Librarian scenes without my glasses and we had to do a shot just to make it work.
“I couldn’t believe none of us noticed it back then (it was a long day) haha!
“And blow dust on my face in the witch scene. It all happened in my eyes, my teeth and all over my face. It was hilarious back then!
“I also ended up with a crazy pash-rash while filming the kiss scene with Jacob! I was quite the sight at the end.”
Compared to artists like Jewell and Pink, and with an EP in the works, Kyan is the granddaughter of hillbilly and yodelling superstar Zeta Burns – one of the last great vaudeville artists to sing yet (at 93 years old nothing less). Kyan continues the Burns dynasty, without the yodeling.
Kyan Burns plays Festivalis at Woodville North FC (Adelaide) on December 18th.