With his new track Too Late dropping today, Canberra artist Kirklandd has completed the release of his debut EP. Following SIIYE and Feel Alive, together the three tracks form the musicians EP, The Love Divide.
On the third instalment, Kirklandd brings his his signature rap stylings with percussive, acoustic elements and an addictive melody over an acoustic guitar-led soundscape. “Too Late was an idea Cam (Bluff) and I started back in January, right after I played NYE on The Hill, my first interstate festival,” Kirklandd said of the song. “The track’s a reflection of a more chilled time; we were in the studio on a hot Melbourne day and were vibing a few acoustic guitar loops. We came across an idea that blended acoustic, folk and pop elements, but that also allowed me to deliver the 90s inspired flows I love."
The EP continued the musicians collaboration with producer Cam Bluff (Amy Shark, Hilltop Hoods, Illy), who produced the entire release, mixed by Citizen Kay and mastered byXiro (Clypso, Kwame). Of the EP's closing chapter, Kirklandd shared: "Following on from the first two chapters of The Love Divide, the concept of Too Late explores the moment where things are great; I’ve finally found myself happy in a relationship, but I keep making small mistakes that keep adding up. I keep being forgiven, I promise I’ll change, but now it’s been one too many times. I’m left wondering if I realised my mistakes a little too late.”
Kirklandd will present three exclusive performances of the three singles, re-imagining the songs will a full 8-piece live band. Partnering with Support Act for the sessions, the musician invites viewers to donate to Support Act, aiding members of the Australian music industry who were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Too Late is out now! Listen to the track below.