Premiere: Moscow’s Kedr Livanskiy shares ‘Kiska’: a “message to all the haters”

Following up her debut album, 'Ariadna', 'Kiska' is the lead single from the Russian electronic artist's second LP

27.02.19, Words by: Felicity Martin

Moscow singer and producer Kedr Livanskiy is at the forefront of Russia’s electronic underground scene.

Following up her debut album, ‘Ariadna’, ‘Kiska’ is the lead single from her second ‘Your Need’ LP, which weaves together different strands of boundary-pushing electronics.

“This song is about a girl who’s a badass,” Livanskiy says. “‘Pu**y gonna sit on your face’ – this is a mythical, crazy expression from the ghettos of Russia’s MarYno district. This is a message to everyone who doesn’t believe in you, to all the haters and good-for-nothings. It means, shut your mouth. You don’t need to tell me how to dress and what to do.

“Some people fantasise about being a princess or a knight in shining armour, but I imagine myself as an unapologetic, tough person who can stand up for herself. The lyrics shouldn’t be taken too seriously – this music above all embodies a wild dance, where you can forget and get high on yourself.”

Watch the unsettling yet beautifully-shot, Gaspar Noe-esque video now:

Kedr Livanskiy’s ‘Your Need’ album is out on May 3rd 2019 via 2MR. She plays a London Electrowerkz show on March 6th.