There isn’t a single less-than-great song on Courtney Barnett’s ridiculously impressive new album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. Even in that context, though, “Kim’s Caravan” stands out. The seven-minute song starts as a meditation on Australia’s environmentally ruined coastline and turns into something vaguer and more existential. The new video, from director Bec Kingma, follows a similar path. It starts out as a beautifully photographed account of a grey day on that very same coast, as the camera settles on the local residents of what already looks like an apocalyptic world. But as it builds, the video turns into more of a hallucinatory vision, and it ends with an image that’ll stick with you for a while. Check it out below.
Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit is out now on Mom + Pop. There’s also a 12″ version of “Kim’s Caravan” coming out 4/18 for Record Store Day.