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NEWS: This Is The Kit unveil new video for ‘Cold and Got Colder’

Kate Stables and her band This Is The Kit released their breakthrough album Bashed Out – produced by Aaron Brooking Dessner of The National – last Arpril.  More than a year down the line and one of its standout tracks, ‘Cold and Got Colder’ has finally been given an accompanying video.  The clip shows Stables walking around the countryside carrying a canoe, a bit like a more British version of Fitzcarraldo.  It’s a simple concept, but one that carries weight for Staples.

Stables says of the video: “Often in life we’re struck by the struggle.  Our own struggles and also witnessing the struggles of others.  Making this video was kind of a performance/personal process/nod to anyone who has ever had to carry a canoe across land and through the amazon jungle, literally or metaphorically.  The song itself is about the toll that gets taken on someone whose life and work takes them away from home/family and then throws them back again and then tugs them away again and throws them a few canoes to carry in with the bargain.  Sometimes we need a rest and a swim.”  A longer version of her feelings on the video can be found in the YouTube description.  Watch below.

Image credit: Lucy Sugden Smith

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