“You don’t speak the language, you don’t read my signs…”
Technically, this blog post shouldn’t even exist. If you know what Y,WGAV! is all about, then you know one indisputable fact: Kimbra is a goddess, an ambivalent deity that cannot be touched. Look at her credentials! Top 20 position for the best videos of 2010! Top 5 positions for the best videos of 2011 – yeah, she was in TWO! She’s one of the most-featured acts in this blog’s history. She is… she’s perfect. I LOVE Kimbra.
This is essentially a victory lap of my love, as she takes on a track from the US edition of Vows, her debut, with director Guy Franklin who also did the Cameo Lover clip. Here, we get to see Kimbra going batshit – and I mean that in the most delightful way possible. It’s flat-out disturbing to watch at times, as she bounds about the white room and does a far more convincing job of being crazy than bloody Ricki-Lee and her last piece-of-shit video. Watch out for the scalpel near the end, that’s all I’m gonna say. Do you need more convincing? Shit, are you even still reading this? Go! Scroll down!
“We’re coming close to our fame, they’ll put a star beside our names…”
Okay, we’re all friends here, right? We’ve all come to know each other pretty well in the two years since I started up this blog, yeah? Great. Well, I’ve got to be honest – sometimes, I just post videos because I’m madly in love with the artist making them. Not to say that those videos are bad, not at all. It’s just that I push them to the front of the queue in order for everyone else to be swooning as much as me. It’s vain, it’s dumb and I don’t expect you to understand. It’s just what I do. So, now you know. On a completely unrelated matter, let’s talk about Kimbra. Yes, that Kimbra. For about the fifth time.
With her debut album Vows being released in the US (albeit with a disappointing tracklist), the campaign trail has been rebooted and this pretty little clip for one of her longest-serving live favourites is sure to get her global audience falling for her gorgeous tunes and unfathomably stunning looks. Yeah, it’s all part of the package. It’s pop music, whadaya expect? Kimbra still manages to wow me with her costumes and style every damn time. She goes for the Disney Princess look here – specifically thinking Snow White – and it adds to the sweet-natured exploration and adventure through both a forest and what looks like a mansion.
“Hey David, you didn’t pay much attention, did you?”
SHUT UP, INNER MONOLOGUE! I LOVE KIMBRA AND WE WILL BE MARRIED ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN AND YOU WON’T BE INVITED!
…I mean, hope you like the video!
“You know you shouldn’t be there, but your money’s all spent…”
What a freaking year this woman is having. Holy shit. It wasn’t just enough for Kimbra to be a part of the biggest Australian song of the year, not to mention two of the best music videos of the year. No, she just had to add a sold-out national tour, a brilliant debut album in Vows,. compliments on Twitter from Katy Perry…and, now, this. What more could a gorgeous Kiwi girl ask for?
With video number three, Kimbra has posed that age-old question of exactly where one goes after burning up dolls, shaking tambourines and stunning chiseled men in pink suits? The answer’s simple, really – you go old school. Massively old school. We’re talking zoot suits, cabaret, chanteuses, stunning vintage dresses and a little bit of that old black magic. Oh, and to make things even cooler/sexier/more awesome, why not ensure that there’s not just ONE Kimbra in the video, but three? I’m sold. Aren’t you?
With some very slick dance moves from both the Kimbras and the suited gents (also all played by the same guy), it’s quite easy to get into the groove of what is easily Kimbra’s sexiest video to date. It’s smooth and sultry, playing off the jazzy swing of the song perfectly. What’s even better is that you can pick a favourite Kimbra! It’s not often you get to do that, is it? I’ve personally gone with the one in red – effortlessly sexy, playing it cool throughout the whole video. See which one floats your boat the best…
“You turn from the skies, you dance with your demise…”
Holy freaking shit. Ladies and gentlemen, I’m not a man to make rash decisions, or overexaggerate too often. With that said, I just need to blurt this out: I think I may have seen the video of the year, the video of the decade and the most amazing thing I will see for the rest of my life. Ladies and gentlemen, please experience the bedazzling, sensational new video for expatriate Kiwi sensation Kimbra.
What can I say? Cameo Lover is gaymazing. Absolutely everything about it is gorgeous, bright and mesmerising. From Kimbra’s adorable red dress to her slew of tiny backing dancers, right up to the tambourines and the stunning choreography, I’ve fallen head over heels in love with this video. While her last video, Settle Down, was quite a dark affair, its sequel couldn’t be more fabulously bright if it tried. Ahh, confetti! Dancing! Multi-coloured suits! This is an absolute stunner, breataking in parts and just downright wonderful in others.
This is all just pure hyperbole to you, and you have every right to ignore everything I’ve written here. Except this: Watch this now, as soon as you possibly can. Kimbra is the future of Australasian pop.
(don’t forget to watch in HD!)