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Nina Kinert Shares “Chapped Lips,” New Song and Video Featuring Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring

Romantic Due Out Tomorrow via V2

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Swedish singer/songwriter Nina Kinert (who for awhile was just known as Nina K, but is now back to her full name) is releasing a new album, Romantic, tomorrow (May 11) via V2. Now she has shared the album’s second single, “Chapped Lips,” via a video for the song. The song is a duet with Future Islands’ frontman Samuel T. Herring, who also costars with Kinert in the video. Palmer Lydebrant directed the video, which features Kinert and Herring in old timey clothing in the wilderness and it has the feel of Jane Campion’s movie The Piano, a favorite on Kinert’s and an influence on Romantic. Watch it below.

Kinert had this to say about the album in a press release: “The songwriting was majorly triggered by two factors, having a baby and going to New Zealand. I visited a place of my dreams - the beach from Jane Campion’s movie The Piano. I was 10 when I saw that film, and I desperately wanted to be just any of the characters. I was so happy someone once told me I looked like Anna Paquin who played Holly Hunter’s daughter, haha. I learned how to play Michael Nyman’s classic main theme to be able to actually feel it physically. Coming to New Zealand made me feel not only like a part of that film, but as a part of nature -wild and free as it can be when we let it.”

Kinert added this about how being a new parent influenced the album: “It’s primitive becoming a parent, yet spiritual. Very dramatic at times, very romantic all the time. When I let myself go and follow my daughter, she shows me the world. If I can keep her safe, she will keep me wild.”

Future Islands released a new album, The Far Field, a little over a year ago via 4AD. Last week they shared a brand new song, “Calliope.” The Baltimore trio haven’t announced a new album or EP, instead it was the latest installment in Adult Swim’s Singles Program.

Read our 2014 cover story article on Future Islands.

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