Kimbra Addresses Domestic Violence in Disturbing New Visual for 'Everybody Knows'
    • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2017

    • Posted by: Kirsten Spruch

    Indie synth-rock duo Apothek recently reworked Kimbra's fantastic single "Everybody Knows." They traded in its synths and fast tempo beat for something a little more relaxed, with a slightly different chord progression played on acoustic instruments. It feels a bit more quiet and intimate, yet there's a subtle darkness to it.

    To go with the darker version of the song, the visual is disturbing and will most likely require a second watch. It follows the story of a couple -- the woman at first looks crazy, the boyfriend caring -- until it slowly unravels and reverses to show that the man is actually physically abusive and the woman is trapped in a toxic relationship. Kimbra said of the new version in a press release, "I felt like I was hearing the song and its meaning (even to myself) in a whole new way… The song speaks to oppression, and I wanted to show another side of that... It's not always easy to speak openly about the ways we experience oppression in our lives but I'm thankful that art is a way for us to see things anew, and it also grants us the freedom of individual interpretation."

    Kimbra partnered with Safe Horizon for the video. She also recently shared an open letter to Harvey Weinstein via her Tumblr.

    If you or a loved one is suffering from domestic violence, call 1-800-621-HOPE or visit Safe Horizon's website.

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