Like a certain LA Music Blogger (me!), Kira and the Strange Familiar got their start in Ohio before their love of music led them to make the trek out to LA, and I gotta say, their new song “Being Me” makes me more than a little homesick.

The lyrics pay homage to the band’s home state (“I don’t like to be mean / Guess that’s a Midwestern theme”), and the lack of pretenses the group brought west with them is refreshing. While the song itself was enough to hook me, there was no way was I going to click away from the video without discovering what the singer looked like under those layers of sequined clothes, fake eyelashes, and multicolored wigs. Definitely check this one out, and if you want more from Kira & The Strange Familiar, their new EP, Chasing Shadows, will be out this Friday.

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