Meet Cliftun. The theatrical Los Angeles based artist, world builder and avante garde story teller of many different styles. Alternative Press magazine called him a “genre bending multi-hyphenate” It’s because Cliftun can’t be boxed in and neither can his larger than life music. He perfectly blends alternative angst with hard hitting pop anthems brilliantly laced with the craziest rhymes.
His "left handed middle child music" is a mix of genres, mainly composed of alt indie pop and hip hop with heavy influences of dance and punk rock music. He uses his unique brand of guttural songwriting to paint cinema-like pictures focusing on personal reflection, social commentary, pop culture and past relationships.
He recently got the internet and record labels buzzing after posting a snippet of his breakout hit “LANA” went viral on Tik Tok. The indie pop banger about falling for a Lana Del Rey fan landed Cliftun on hundreds of fan made playlists and his first editorial features on Apple Music with the New Alternative and Breaking Hard Rock playlists. This catchy tune along with his eclectic fashion and mega star personality has garnered him a cult like following online.
The self proclaimed "cult leader" is a left of center visionary and sees his life as “one big performance art piece, like an A24 movie” that he gets to soundtrack. Cliftun often directs music videos for himself and creative directs for fellow artists who admire his unique eye. Perfect Magazine named him “one of the most influential creatives in Los Angeles right now” His own artistic influences include Kurt Cobain, Kanye West, Edgar Allan Poe, Jean Michel Basquiat, and Prince.
Cliftun is an undeniable talent whose fire burns brightest when he’s on stage tearing it apart. A true showman with an infectious punk rock energy that leaves crowds salivating for more. He pulls you into his world with his killer charisma, song by song, lyric by lyric, quote by quote. “If you don’t like the world you live in, create your own.” he says. A Cliftun show is in fact an other worldly experience and is a not to be missed event that sticks to audiences long after it’s over.