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Kimbra – Settle Down

“Is the sweetheart you married the husband you expected him to be?”

Spending a week in the Dominican Republic with family and then coming back to the city sure has made me realize that people here in New York seem…individualistic compared to the folks there. I don’t say this in a negative way. I’m not going to blurt out all of my family vacation here but I will share one litlle thing: every aunt/uncle/etc. I visited was curious about the same thing: “So Julia, no boyfriend in site?”

 It’s kinda funny really, how important family and marriage is for these people. There’s nothing wrong with that, I just had a little bit of trouble explaining what a liberal arts degree is and why I had to finish dealing with my studies before I uh…you know, started popping babies? Oh yeah, don’t even mention the fuss one or two made about the fact that I chopped my long locks off to a boy-cut. Ay Dios mío…

Then, since I’ve been back, I’ve started watching Mad Men for some reason, and this whole Marriage talk is being hammered into my head still. Hah, it’s like the Universe is trying to tell me something…

Overall the whole issue isn’t very serious to me, but I know it’s in the future somewhere I guess. Still, I always seem to approach the subject with humor and a bit of sarcasm. I think Melbourne-based Kimbra really gets at the subject in a quirky way with her single “Settle Down.” Kimbra loops her voice to create various beats that come and go throughout the track. The way she uses the term “settle down” (“I wanna settle down, I wanna bring you down”) sheds lights on a whole other meaning for the phrase.  The song is great, and the lyrics are quite funny I think; but the video really does it for me. Plus, this stylish lady is a delight to watch.

Kimbra- Settle Down

If a woman with a beautiful voice and a killer attitude slapped Mad Men it would look and sound like this. Don’t get me wrong though, I have no complaints about Don Draper.

Also, as a Bonus: Check out this beautiful song/video by singer Gotye featuring Kimbra; my friend linked me to this song and thus I found Kimbra, whose debut album “Vows” is due for release in September.

Gotye – Somebody that I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)

-Julia