After growing up in the small Victorian town of Castlemaine, Kian stepped into the limelight in 2018 when he won the triple j Unearthed High competition – a feat he achieved with a song written when he was only 14. That track, ‘Waiting’, quickly became an incredible success: it was the most played local song on Australian radio for the first half of 2019, going double platinum, amassing over 50 million streams on Spotify and earning both APRA nods and an ARIA Awards nomination for Song of the Year. Next came the Bliss EP, performances at both Laneway Festival and Splendour in the Grass, as well as a global deal with Republic Records. Kian’s talent is threefold: he is a commanding singer, a poetic songwriter and a musician with a supernatural knack for melody. For Kian, the end game is to make songs that resonate. “Music has always helped me, so I hope that my music can help anyone else who’s going through stuff of their own,” he says. “If I can help one person out there with my music, then that’s all I want.”
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