Goldmine

Album: The Golden Echo (2014)
  • 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."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Black SabbathFact or Fiction

Dwarfs on stage with an oversize Stonehenge set? Dabbling in Satanism? Find out which Spinal Tap-moments were true for Black Sabbath.

90s MetalFact or Fiction

Test your metal - Priest, Maiden, and Beavis and Butt-head show up in this one.

Timothy B. Schmit of the EaglesSongwriter Interviews

Did this Eagle come up with the term "Parrothead"? And what is it like playing "Hotel California" for the gazillionth time?

Joan ArmatradingSongwriter Interviews

The revered singer-songwriter talks inspiration and explains why she put a mahout in "Drop the Pilot."

Divided Souls: Musical Alter EgosSong Writing

Long before Eminem, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj created alternate personas, David Bowie, Bono, Joni Mitchell and even Hank Williams took on characters.

Dave Alvin - "4th Of July"They're Playing My Song

When Dave recorded the first version of the song with his group the Blasters, producer Nick Lowe gave him some life-changing advice.