C.L.A.
by k-os

Album: Black on Blonde (2013)
  • songfacts ®
  • On this track, "C.L.A." stands for "Can't Leave you Alone," but it has another meaning as well: the Los Angeles radio station KCLA.

    K-os is from Toronto, but he worked on the Black on Blonde album in Los Angeles, where he listened to different radio stations. KCLA in particular played an eclectic mix, which was a musical influence on this track, which combines a variety of styles, including pop, punk and indie sounds.
  • Travie McCoy from Gym Class Heroes takes the second verse on this track. He was one of several guest vocalists on the album: BLack Thought and Corey Hart also appear.
  • This song is about the lifestyle in Los Angeles, which took k-os by surprise when he spent time there. He worked at Hayden Christensen's house in Laurel Canyon, which had one of the hottest music scenes in the '70s. K-os took in the sites and learned that the citizens of LA can be a bit superficial and obsessed with celebrity - major shift from Toronto.
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