watch the music video for courtney barnett’s “kim’s caravan”

courtney barnett released sometimes i sit and think, and sometimes i just sit at the end of last month.  it’s a really good album that we didn’t get the chance to cover too extensively, but luckily barnett released the music video for “kim’s caravan” today, so we can talk about that.  the album’s penultimate track is a slow-burning reflection on environmental destruction, specifically the great barrier reef off the coast of barnett’s native australia.  bec kingma was tapped to direct the video, and she interpreted barnett’s lyrics through the lens of disillusioned adults returning to hallowed childhood ground, only to discover the magic each spot once held is now gone.  it’s a powerful sequence of images that resonates deeply with the song, and the video is compounded by a more explicit examination of barnett’s relationship with water that slowly overtakes the primary storyline.  watch “kim’s caravan” below.

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