​premiere: okay kaya, 'damn, gravity'

Fall under the spell of the Scandi songstress.

by i-D Team
26 March 2015, 2:15pm

23-year-old OKAY KAYA had a magical childhood growing up at one with nature on a Norwegian peninsula. She began performing with her brother's metal band aged 15, then six years ago she packed up her life and moved to New York where she started working on her own melodic, melancholic music. Although the Scandi songstress remains very mysterious, her beautiful Instagram confirms that she's fond of cats, plants, and hanging out with Jamie XX — who played one of her unreleased tracks in a recent BBC6 mix in the UK. We're more than pleased to present the visual premiere of "Damn, Gravity." Produced by Rodaidh McDonald (King Krule, Sampha, The XX) the track is a beauty, the video scrapping summer daydreams for a night-time adventure in the form of an ultimate selfie. With her delicate voice and sad eyes, Kaya is our favorite new psychedelic dreamgirl.

Catch OKAY KAYA on tour with Tobias Jesso Jr.


Photography Tim Barber
Video direction and editing Eric K. Yue
Color Mikey Rossiter at The Mill

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