New Zealand singer Kimbra has just released a new music video for her single “Like They Do On The TV.” The track takes influence from 808-y drum beats and synth pads deeply reminiscent of the 80s, but doesn’t forget to pay homage to the staples of modern pop music either, such as its cut vocal samples echoing in the background.
Sometimes the lush sweep of ethereal keyboards feel like a deep breath of fresh air behind the constant, in-your-face drumbeat. The chorus bears a very slight, passing resemblance to Fleetwood Mac’s “Everywhere” but it isn’t a derivative lift so much as an iteration on the theme.
Though her first single for her upcoming record Primal Heart came out way back in September of 2017, Primal Heart will only finally be seeing release on April 20, after a total of five singles so far, including, in addition to “Like They Do On The TV,” “Top Of The World,” “Everybody Knows,” “Version of Me” and “Human.”
Primal Heart will also see Kimbra do a large-scale tour of the US in support of its release. The 24 date tour features a few shows with Son Lux, ODESZA, and Beck.
Check out the video for “Like They Do On The TV” as well as the full list of tour dates below.
Primal Heart Tour Dates
04/16: Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
04/26: Washington, DC – The Anthem°
05/27: St. Louis, MO – The Pageantˆ
05/28: Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawnˆ
05/01: Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilionˆ
05/03: Pittsburgh, PA, – Stage AEˆ
05/04: Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilionˆ
05/05: Birmingham, AL – Concert Hall at the BJCC°
05/09: Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheaterˆ
05/10: Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Amphitheaterˆ
05/12: Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheaterˆ
05/14: Atlanta, GA – Terminal West*
05/15: New Orleans, LA – Republic*
05/17: Dallas, TX – Trees*
05/18: San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger*
05/19: Austin, TX – The Mohawk*
05/21: Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf*
05/22: Denver, CO – Bluebird*
05/23: Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall*
05/25: Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom*
05/26: San Diego, CA – Belly Up Tavern*
05/29: Kansas City, MO – Madrid
05/30: St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
05/31: Columbus, OH – A&R Bar
*with Son Lux
Photo Credit: Owen Ela