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Exclusive Video Premiere: Kiven “I Can Take It”

We’ve teamed up with LA rock quartet Kiven to premiere the band’s stripped down video for “I Can Take It.”

The song was filmed right after their soundcheck before the band’s show at The Observatory in Orange County, CA.

With delicate guitar playing and harmonies, the laid-back performance captures the group's hypnotic sound while preserving its enigmatic intensity.

Kiven has managed to make history with “I Can Take It,” as it marks the first time Tony Haijar (the man behind At The Drive-In’s arrangements) has stepped behind the board to produce an outside band.

“One of my favorite aspects of music and songwriting is how songs can continually evolve, change or be completely reinterpreted by different performers, settings or approaches,” shares frontman Tyler Demorest.

“We particularly enjoy taking our own, often heavier songs and rearranging them to fit these more stripped settings. It gives them a new perspective while still remaining true to the original intention of the arrangement and performance.”

Check it out below, and find out more about the band at kivenmusic.com.

Acoustic Nation

Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to Parade.com, Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network, she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.