Today Laura Gibson shares a video for her track “Two Kids.” The video was directed by Ben Fee who has created videos for Band of Horses, the Lumineers, Sally Fields and A$AP Rocky among others. He notes, ” I wanted something that’s very literal, abstract and weird at the same time…Laura’s music has always been emotionally complex-driven with momentum and mood into very unique places. So I felt our video should be as complex and multi-layered as her music.”
“Two Kids” premiered via Ghettoblaster Magazine and Laura told the magazine “‘Two Kids’ arose from a challenge I gave myself: to write a love song that was the pure ‘I’ll lose myself for you’ kind of love song. Every song I’ve ever written has something to do with love, but generally it’s the difficulty of love I feel compelled to explore. Writing about myself, a women, in this particular moment and culture, I found I was shying away from those love sentiments that might be taken needy or weak or co-dependent, avoiding wide-eyed naivety, and always writing from the perspective of wise observer. But that feeling, “I would give up everything for this person” is a real thing, isn’t it? ” You can read the full Q&A here. Watch “Two Kids”. Watch here.
Gibson, whose newest album Empire Builder , is currently on the road in Europe and will be returning to the US for a string of dates this Fall. October 8 sees her playing in Seattle at St Marks Cathedral as part of the Abby Arts series. She then hits the road on October 26 supporting Kishi Bashi. All dates are listed below and can be found here.
Empire Builder is named for the Amtrak route Laura Gibson took while moving from Portland, Oregon to New York City. Pitchfork called the album “her best record to date” noting “Gibson offers a cathartic tale of loss and redemption, set against a gorgeous sonic backdrop. She sounds newly confident, invigorated, and free.” NPR said, “Laura Gibson’s move to New York City in 2014 has been a powerful rejuvenation for her. Since then, her apartment and possessions were destroyed, she was thousands of miles from home, yet she not only stood resilient but channeled those feelings into a big, bold, electric sound on Empire Builder.”