Video: Courtney Barnett – “Kim’s Caravan”

April 15, 2015

Courtney Barnett‘s clip for “Kim’s Caravan” enhances the song in unexpected and passionate ways.

In biology, there are different types of relationships. While watching this video from budding Melbourne director Bec Kingma, I instantly thought of a specific type of symbiotic relationship in which both parties benefit equally. Mutualism, as it is better known, is, I think, the best way to describe the combination of Barnett’s heart-churning power ballad and Kingma’s ode to desolation. Barnett spirals in exploration of her frustration against the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef while Kingma seeks to reveal the unforgiving truths of idyllic childhood spots and the result is an incredibly beautiful and moving enhancement of both. Dark, dreary, and simply stunning to watch unravel, the music video is a work of art that reinvents Barnett once again.

Despite it being Barnett’s favorite track from the album, I never really thought “Kim’s Caravan” would be a track to set to video but I’m certainly glad it was. I’m especially glad it turned out like this. Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Think is out now on Mom+Pop.

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