KLYPI - KISS ME MUSIC VIDEO + REMIX


music video to be released Tuesday, February 06, 2024
remix comes out Tuesday, February 13, 2024








ABOUT THE VIDEO


Klypi’s latest “Kiss Me” is a vignette of sweet somethings, blooming from within the dystopia of self-doubt. It is a letter of hope and reproach to the taciturn lover. Declaring in its lyricism the willingness to give in for a handhold, a kiss, a chance. Embracing, in its minimalistic choreography, a physical absence, reaching into the empty space where a partner should be. In Klypi’s gaze, stubbornly attempting to look the lover in the eye and demand their attention.


Shot by LA videographer Vik Grossling, the piece evokes nostalgia for Kate Bush and Enya music videos as viewed on pirated cassette. Transitions by Dennis Stein (of Introvertmusic) convey the sense of a message coming in through a piece of brittle technology, all heightened by Klypi’s montage editing and the incidental AV hiccups carefully preserved during the filming process. Channeling the cult-smut-sci-fi aesthetics of Liquid Sky or Gilliam’s Brazil, and the dreaminess of as-seen-on-tv pure mood compilations, Klypi expresses idealizations of the self in shifting silhouettes, poses, outfits, and superimpositions, melding before any single self-image can resolve to negate the others, allowing many facets of Klypi to exist and be rendered simultaneously, vulnerably. Self-styled in their personal wardrobe, and finished with their own limited eyeshadow palette “You See Me,” Klypi bares their self to the viewer’s scrutiny, urging the question- if this is love, why won’t you kiss me? 

- DWWR / SP

IMAGES

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further credits available in Youtube Description


ADDITIONAL NEWS


In conjunction with the release of the music video release, local Synthpop artist PRIMER Remixed Klypi’s “Kiss Me” 2/13: unlocking new and alternative approaches to song structure and composition

Pre-stream here:


Pre-save link TO BE PROVIDED 

Klypi will also be performing 2/8 Dark Disco at Offbeat Bar




SOUNDS LIKE...
JENNIFER VANILLA, ANNIE LENNOX, GRACE JONES, PEACHES




*press photo by Sarah Pardini 


BIO


Klypi (pronounced like the Windows paper clip office assistant) is the “pop-star” avatar of AC Carter, a multi-disciplinary artist from Birmingham, AL. Klypi is part electropop - part performance art. Now living in LA and signed to Lolipop Records, Klypi released their first self-produced EP in June 2023 and plans for a full LP in the fall of 2024. 

Klypi is described as an alien who’s trapped on Earth and recognizes that the only way to survive as a human is to become a successful businessman (as well as to learn how to tackle a wide range of human emotions and experiences). Isolation and unrequited love are just a couple of themes that run through Klypi’s work.

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Previously, Klypi released their debut record titled Consensual Hits through Orlando-based Goth Label Popnihil in 2021, and has toured the East Coast with Buddy Crime in Summer/Fall 2022 and Summer 2023.
Klypi has been reviewed by God Is In The TV, Pinstripe Magazine, WOTT, WUSSY MAG, Immersive, and others.

Performing as other aliases, AC has opened for artists such as Molly Nilsson, Girlpool, Of Montreal, and Jennifer Vanilla, and has performed at festivals such as Big Ears, Secret Stages, and Athens Popfest.

Beyond music, AC is a proactive creative who has worked in myriad forms. They have designed their own garments for music videos and live performances, even going so far as to design work for both Jennifer Vanilla and Of Montreal. Additionally, they have curated and produced an event series titled Ad•verse Fest while living in Athens, GA, which highlighted electronic solo and duo performances across the music and art spectrum. Currently, they work as a model signed to Wildflowers and have been featured in campaigns for brands such as PUMA and runway shows for brands such as LVDF and Customland. AC thinks of themselves as a secret agent, navigating spaces and places where they don’t necessarily ‘belong’, yet who is driven to investigate the worlds of high art culture, DIY universes, and American Commercialism.


SOCIAL MEDIA


Spotify
Instagram
Tiktok



CONTACT


Klypi, Artist - klypi95@gmail.com
Wyatt Blair, Lolipop Records - wyatt@lolipoprecords.com
Booking - betweenbookingtours@gmail.com







RELEASES


ALBUMS
EP 1.0

REMIXES
You See Me (Future Unlimited Remix)

Get The F*ck Away From Me (Flesh Eater Remix)
Kiss Me (Primer Remix)

MUSIC


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UNRELEASED:

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MUSIC VIDEOS


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QUOTES - EP 1.0


“So this EP rules, I just gotta say. REALLY good work.” - Ned Raggett

“World’s next biggest POP STAR!” - Lindy Erkes

- Daniel Kelleher

“My wife is your new biggest fan” - Conrad Leadley

“This is a function Im finna be at 👽⭐️” - Ryan Adam




PREVIOUS PRESS (CONSENSUAL HITS)


*previous to Klypi, AC performed under the moniker Lambda Celsius 

QUOTES
“There’s something genuinely Bowie-ish going on here... One to watch.” Colin Bond, God Is In The TV

“...thrilling piece of the dynamic, forward-thinking pop that thrusts itself into the contemporary discourse around identity and gender...” Tom Phelan, Head On Sticks

“Unapologetic...Consensual Hits is a fantastic introduction to a fascinating artist...” Nick Roseblade, God Is In The TV


“Consensual Hits is an ambitious synth-pop album that, while downright Dada at times, is self-aware and deliberate with its various experiments.” Jessica Smith, Flagpole

“a gracious cinematic representation [...] a taste of pop to come” Sunni Johnson, WUSSY MAG

REVIEWS
We Own This Town
God Is In The TV
HEAD ON STICKS (UK)
Flagpole

PREMIERES
Immersive ATL - “High Life” Music Video Premiere
We Own This Town - “Not For You” Music Video Premiere
WUSSY MAG - “Get Over You” Music Video
Immersive Atlanta - “I’m Fine” Single + Music Video
WUSSY MAG - “Beauty of Indifference” Music Video

FEATURES
God Is In The TV
Nashville Scene
Cream Calender Alert - Catch Klypi on the Web Tonight
Feature in Pinstriped Mag - Issue 15
Salty Babe
The Clothes Make the Person: Exploring Gender Roles
Explores Gender and Technology With Help From Alexa

INTERVIEWS
Head on Sticks
Nashville Scene
Earhart + Playlist
In Conversation with Tom Tom Magazine
Fluide Beauty

NOMINATIONS
2019
Best Local ATL Videos
2018
Best Local ATL Records
Best Local ATL Songs
2018 Nashville Rock & Roll Poll

PRINT PUBLICATIONS
Dollhouse Magazine
New American Painting
WUSSY MAG - Issue 6
Native Magazine
Who Am I Talking To, Really?

SHOW AND TOUR DATES

Upcoming ->
2024
2/8 - Dark Disco at Offbeat Bar, (Highland Park) LA

Past ->
2023
12/30 - Girls Gay & Theys (1 Year Anniversary) at Virgil, (East Hollywood) LA
10/14 - Ben Absent, Primer, & Light Academy at Genghis Cohen, (Hollywood) LA
10/3 - Will Butler + Sister Squares , opener, at Zebulon (Atwood Village), LA

September Residency at Harvard & Stone









HACK THE PLANET Tour Parts 1 & 2 June 25 - August 20


6/17 -  Lolipop EP Release Party w/ Auragraph, Active Decay, and Bedroom Witch (Secret Location) LA
5/18 - The Witching Hours Presents...w/ Caress and Contemporary Adult at ResidentLA, (DTLA)

Saturday, 4/15 - Skate Show w/ Shamon Cassette, Plasmic, Joyfriend, and Dream Council at The Cage Hockey Rink at the North Hollywood Rec Center, (North Hollywood), LA

1/10 - Harvard & Stone w/ Wyatt Blair and Belly Belt, (East Hollywood), LA


OTHER PROJECTS


“You See Me” Eyeshadow Palette
Ad•verse Fest
Visual Art 



photos courtesy of Sarah Pardini