VIDEO PREMIERE: LITRONIX “KENTER CANYON”
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Kevin Litrow’s Litronix is a project about discovery—of self, of psyche and psychology, of potential and personality and more. The pill imagery that surrounded his last full-length Pump The Gas (reviewed here) in 2017 offered a simple signal: he’s here to help you feel better. But now he’s got a new song, and a new formula, too.
“Kenter Canyon” is instantly different from Pump The Gas‘ seething Suicide-slash-Sensations’ Fix synthesizer songs. Instead, it’s closer to a classic Laurel Canyon sound, with Litrow gently singing over acoustic guitar and a barely there rhythm track. It’s an intimate ode to inner power and outer peace, recorded in a church by psychedelic visionary and studio auteur Greg Ashley, and it’s an early look at Litronix’ coming Elvis Lives full-length, due September 13 and dedicated to Litrow’s father. The video (directed by Litrow and filmed with stylist/make-up artist Miss Olivia) is a modestly in-your-face realization of the exact moment and location of inspiration, which Litrow explains here:
“Kenter Canyon is a strange place. Located way up in the hills above Brentwood, close to the Getty Museum. Not too long ago when I was living in that area, Kenter was my regular hiking spot. At the time, I’d been messing around obsessively with Celtic Magick for weeks. I downloaded important geometric shapes, numbers and codes into my DNA human hard drive system. 2 times a day, my ‘Transcendental Meditation’ practice was never missed. So … I was tapped in. But it was intense. One foggy day, I went for a hike. I needed nature. I needed to get out of the city. It was killing me. When I entered Kenter Canyon, something very strange happened … and it might be the most beautiful thing that ever happened to me … I was given some important information. So I wrote a song about it. And here it is …”
Directed by Litronix (Kevin Litrow)
Filmed by Litronix and Miss Olivia
Edited by Dylan Rettenberger
Styling and Makeup by Miss Olivia
Recorded By Greg Ashley in Oakland
Song written by Kevin Litrow