Kevin Tiah – ‘Who We Want To Be’

Kevin Tiah returns with his nu-metal track, ‘Who We Want To Be’. The Australian singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist returns to his post-hardcore roots, albeit with some pop-punk sensibilities in a song which he dedicates to his favourite childhood band, Linkin Park, and the late Chester Bennington.

‘Who We Want To Be’ is a departure from his most recent releases, which were largely pop ballads. Now he’s hitting heavy on the distortion, adding a screamo bridge to his otherwise rocky melodies.
The track includes turntable scratches, baritone vocals, and production techniques reminscent of the likes of Linkin Park and Papa Roach. Kevin’s talent shines through, his vocals strong and passionate from beginning to end.


The video for ‘Who We Want To Be’, directed by Chris Elder, shows Kevin and his band in a simple empty room, white walls, nothing but them and their instruments. Using a combination of overlays, light leaks, and varied lighting, Elder pulls the entire shoot together, and conveys the close relationship the band has with the camera. The end result is an intimate and personal video, with powerful emotions conveyed by both Kevin and his crew.
‘Who We Want To Be’ can be downloaded from Bandcamp. Find Kevin Tiah online on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Soundcloud.

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Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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