Montreal-based artist ALIAS has announced his debut album, It’s Not Funny So Stop Smilin’, out on August 13th via Simone Records. To preview the collection, he’s shared a collaboration with Beyries, “Kyra Collins,” alongside a video for the single.
The almost-ballad channels the psychedelic sounds of The Beatles. Opening with a soft piano line, the track eventually explodes into a warped, distorted anthem. ALIAS’ dreamy vocals compliment the killer guitar solo perfectly. The accompanying video for the track was shot in an ancestral home built in 1882. The clip is made up of picturesque shots of ALIAS and Beyries performing along to the tune beneath trippy effects.
“‘Kyra Collins’ refers to the character in The Sixth Sense movie, but the song is about a young girl that meets a young boy every night in his room,” ALIAS explains. “He begins to fall in love with her, but slowly finds out that she’s a ghost.”
Watch the video for “Kyra Collins” below.
It’s Not Funny So Stop Smilin’ is a cohesive collection that perfectly blends psychedelic and blues sounds.
It’s Not Funny So Stop Smilin’ Tracklist:
01 – “Incoming Call”
02 – “Kyra Collins”
03 – “Mad”
04 – “Why Don’t You Wanna Dance?”
05 – “Theme Park 1979”
06 – “Ghost Empire”
ALIAS also has some upcoming tour dates throughout Quebec. Check them out below.
ALIAS Tour Dates:
Gatineau, QC – September 9th – Le Minotaure
Sherbrooke, QC – September 30th – Le Petite Boîte Noire
Ste Hyacinthe, QC – October 1st – Le Zaricot
Jonquière, QC – November 4th – Côté Cour
Québec, QC – November 5th – L’Anti
Lead photo courtesy of Camille Gladu-Drouin.