Next week, Kat Vinter will release her solo debut, Islands EP, via Culvert Music. Ahead of the big day, the Berlin-by-way-of-Australia singer has shared a flickering black-and-white video for "Downtown," an electrified pop-soul song that finds her channeling Lana Del Rey-like whispered moodiness while working out some pretty heady ideas about love and life and intimacy.
"'Downtime' is about the creation of an intimate microcosmos between lovers and the subsequent obsession and somewhat desperation that ensues in trying to keep this fragile yet sacred connection intact," she says. "When reality sets in and the exterior pressures of life disrupt this perfect balance, we can be left craving this intimacy like a drug and always feeling like we are unable to achieve the level of bliss and affection that was initially established. 'Downtime' is a plea to let external paraphernalia fade into the background and to restore the intimate connection between lovers that is so desired."
Understanding of the above is not required to enjoy the song, promise. Kat Vinter's Islands is out April 28.