Kimbra’s New Single Is A Breezy, Synthy, Nostalgia Trip About The Power Of TV

Kimbra’s new release — “Like They Do On The TV” — was written in a time machine. Not so much in the future, not so much from the past. Just sort of everywhere all at once. It’s been a while since we got a new album from Kimbra even though her first single for her new album — Primal Heart — was released way back in September of 2017. In fact “Like They Do On The TV” is actually the fifth single in advance of the album which was pushed back until April 20, 2018.

But, by the sounds of it; we’re all the better for the wait. Sometimes the lush sweep of a synth pad can feel like a deep breath of fresh air and that is exactly what this song is. The chorus bears a passing resemblance to Fleetwood Mac’s “Everywhere” but it isn’t a derivative lift so much as an iteration on the theme.

Primal Heart will also see Kimbra do a large-scale tour of the US in support of its release. The 24 date tour features a few shows with Son Lux, ODESZA, and Beck, and will include a stop at New York’s Rough Trade where fans who pre-order the album will receive a free ticket to the show. Primal Heart will be available starting on 04/20, but her tour kicks off April 16 in Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade. The rest of the tour dates are listed below.

Primal Heart Tour Dates

04/16 — Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
04/26 — Washington, DC @ The Anthem°
05/27 — St. Louis, MO @ The Pageantˆ
05/28 — Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawnˆ
05/01 — Charlottesville, VA @ Sprint Pavilionˆ
05/03 — Pittsburgh, PA, @ Stage AEˆ
05/04 — Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilionˆ
05/05 — Birmingham, AL @ Concert Hall at the BJCC°
05/09 — Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheaterˆ
05/10 — Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Amphitheaterˆ
05/12 — Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheaterˆ
05/14 — Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West*
05/15 — New Orleans, LA @ Republic*
05/17 — Dallas, TX @ Trees*
05/18 — San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger*
05/19 — Austin, TX @ The Mohawk*
05/21 — Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf*
05/22 — Denver, CO @ Bluebird*
05/23 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall*
05/25 — Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom*
05/26 — San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Tavern*
05/29 — Kansas City, MO @ Madrid
05/30 — St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
05/31 — Columbus, OH @ A&R Bar