Kimbra shares uptempo new release ‘replay!’ lifted from A Reckoning LP out Jan 27 via Inertia / [PIAS]
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Coming off the release of her cinematic single ‘save me‘ and podcast Playing With Fire, two-time GRAMMY award-winning artist Kimbra releases the second single, ‘replay!‘ off her upcoming studio album A Reckoning, out January 27, 2023 via Inertia / [PIAS]. LISTEN + WATCH HERE.
Kimbra is no stranger to being vulnerable while challenging expectations. ‘replay!‘ is a pulsing, electronic-influenced track that chronicles a woman’s struggle with ruminating thoughts that demand our attention. The fast-paced song is complemented by the hyper-yet-sensual music video, directed by Colin Solal Cardo, that depicts Kimbra singing, “What’s the matter with my head? Stuck in automatic” as she struggles with unwanted thoughts on a constant “replay” in her mind.
On the new single, Kimbra shares “I’m interested in the motivations behind our anger and compulsive tendencies. I wanted to make a song that depicted two sides of my internal experience, one is chaotic but the other is very in control, introspective and calm.”
“This song is about the experience of being on loop,” she continues. “There’s this movie going around in my head replaying both the beautiful and the terrifying times during a relationship. But there’s also an inability to let go. Hanging onto the pain made me feel like this person was still in my life. There was an addictive quality to the cycle, even though I knew it was time to face and release it.”
Set for release in 2023, A Reckoning is primed to be an explosive and reflective record capturing Kimbra’s wrestling with the macro reckonings that impact our current world. But at the heart of her record is a war with the micro reckonings that Kimbra faces internally. It’s the most sonically autonomous and confessionally raw she has ever been, finding influence in everything from modern movie soundtracks to electronic and industrial worlds. The album was first imagined in 2018, during Kimbra’s tour with co-producer Ryan Lott of the band Son Lux, who recently scored A24’s Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Kimbra is also set to head on tour starting in Copenhagen on January 21 with support from Tommy Rapson a run of European and UK dates then making her way back to North America on February 9 with a show in Nashville alongside Tei Shi, travelling to major cities including New York at Webster Hall and Los Angeles at The Fonda Theatre. Tickets and VIP may be purchased here via Seated.
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