Goldmine

Album: The Golden Echo (2014)
  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • For this song, Kimbra turned a poem she wrote as a teenager into a drum machine spiritual about empowerment and hope. The New Zealand songstress told Rolling Stone the track was written, "to be like a mantra to me... in order to lift myself in hard times and serve as a reminder that infinite riches lie within me at all times."
  • The stop-motion animation video was shot by New Zealand directors Chester Travis and Timothy Armstrongin at an old factory in Berlin. Travis said: "It took way longer than anticipated - 400sqm of heavy duty industrial tin foil later, chasing sunlight in outdoor locations and months of painstakingly cutting out individual frames and piecing things together here it is."
  • Kimbra explained the video's concept to Rolling Stone: "We hold immense power within us and I love how this is shown in the video through the use of all the different objects that manifest around me and, eventually, through me," she said. "I often think about how the world is ultimately all energy and that we are creators of that energy every day."
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

A Monster Ate My Red Two: Sesame Street's Greatest Song SpoofsSong Writing

When singers started spoofing their own songs on Sesame Street, the results were both educational and hilarious - here are the best of them.

La La Brooks of The CrystalsSong Writing

The lead singer on "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me," La La explains how and why Phil Spector replaced The Crystals with Darlene Love on "He's A Rebel."

Eric BurdonSongwriter Interviews

The renown rock singer talks about "The House of the Rising Sun" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."

Tony Joe WhiteSongwriter Interviews

The writer of "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "Polk Salad Annie" explains how he cooks up his Louisiana swamp rock.

Jesus In Pop Hits: The Gospel Songs That Went MainstreamSong Writing

These overtly religious songs crossed over to the pop charts, despite resistance from fans, and in many cases, churches.

Michael W. SmithSongwriter Interviews

Smith breaks down some of his worship tracks as well as his mainstream hits, including "I Will Be Here For You" and "A Place In This World."