Kenna Debuts 'Land 2 Air Chronicles II – Imitation Is Suicide' EP Today
Today (September 3), Grammy Award-nominated artist KENNA drops Land 2 Air Chronicles II - Imitation is Suicide, with follow up EPs to roll-out this fall. Stream Land 2 Air Chronicles II - Imitation is Suicide here.
The Land 2 Air Chronicles II series is a continuation of the initial Land 2 Air Chronicles project released in late 2012. The second installment of KENNA's three-part EP series is based on the Ralph Waldo Emerson essay "Self-Reliance." In Imitation is Suicide (chapter 1 of 3), KENNA is stating the clear influences in his work to help define a musical compass while giving credit where credit is due.
"For me, this EP is about art and the influences that help shape my perspectives," said KENNA. "You can definitely hear the Rick James, The Cure and David Byrne influences, but you will also see the Buggles, David Lynch, Hitchcock and Warhol references as well. I know they say imitation is flattery, but without acknowledging your influences I think 'Imitation is Suicide.' Inevitably."
Co-produced by KENNA and N.E.R.D/The Neptune's writer and producer Chad Hugo, Imitation is Suicide is an eclectic mix of various genres spotlighting alternative-leaning funk, R&B, and hip-hop meshed with moody electronics.
The irreverent single "Relations" is currently featured on a national ad campaign for Myspace, where KENNA serves as a lead creative.
"We didn't know what would come of the song - the whole thing was impromptu," said Hugo. "We hit record and 'Relations' was born."
KENNA recently joined the iconic Dim Mak Records roster where founder Steve Aoki credits KENNA as having a "...unique sound like nothing Dim Mak fans have heard before and will help shape the future of Dim Mak as well as the global music community."
Land 2 Air Chronicles II - Imitation is Suicide is available now on Dim Mak Records.