Exclusive Video Premiere: ‘Come Into My Head,’ Kimbra

Published September 19, 2012

 

 

New Zealand singer-songwriter Kimbra is still probably best-known Stateside as the second-verse superstar of Gotye‘s inescapable “Somebody That I Used To Know” (a single that recently reached a staggering 320 million views on YouTube). But there’s plenty more to Kimbra than just breakup ballads and backup vocals. “Come Into My Head,” the video that we’re pleased to premiere here, offers entry into Kimbra’s dynamic and nimble sound beyond her hit collaboration. Blending elements of pop and ’70s funk with expansive vocals, “Come Into My Head” ricochets from relative calm to full-blown groove as effortlessly as it does from interior to exterior, imagination to actuality.

Agility is key not only to the single’s sound, but also to its look. The video, which finds the singer as a patient in one very surreal—though oddly gorgeous—mental hospital, cuts quickly from placid interview sessions to manic dance sequences. Saturated in red, crisp white, and inky black with occasional mirror effects, the video is high-energy viewing for high-energy listening. Though Kimbra spends the video repeatedly inviting viewers to come into her head, we think it’s safe to say that between the infectious song and its striking video, it’s going to be the other way around.

VOWS IS OUT NOW. FOR MORE ON KIMBRA, VISIT HER WEBSITE.