Kynsy releases debut EP ‘Things That Don’t Exist’

Photo by Paula Trojner

Kynsy, the solo project of rising 23 year-old multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, Ciara Lindsey, today releases her debut EP Things That Don’t Exist alongside a video for her latest single, “Elephant In The Room”. Written and co-produced by the artist, the tracks were mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer (Interpol / Sorry / Parquet Courts) and Barny Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys / MIA / Bombay Bicycle Club).  Listen here.

EP Opener “Elephant in The Room” is a woozy ode to disillusionment that recalls the electro-noir blues of the Chromatics before opening out into a soaring, infectious, sky-larking pop song. The accompanying video, filmed in Donegal, Ireland and directed by Charlie Joe Doherty (The Murder Capital, Rosie Carney), is an atmospheric tale of alienation and longing capturing the emotional landscape of a relationship breaking down.

Talking about the EP Kynsy said, “A lot of the songs are based around the idea of how we as people are either being followed or chasing after things that don’t exist. We are followed by the things we see through technology, television, the news – things that derail and confuse our sense of reality.  We also chase things that don’t exist.  We ignore the fact that things could change in a blink, or chase idealistic dreams of the future based on things we’ve seen on TV or on phone screens. 

I found there to be a juxtaposition in the positive and negative aspects of things that don’t exist; how having hope can change peoples lives for the better, how art is made from things that were previously non-existent and how these life fulfilling aspects as well as the things that can derail us are constantly fighting each other in our thought processes. 

Watch the new video below.

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