Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke has the pedigree of a classic musician, having obtained degrees in music from Queensland Conservatorium of Music and Queensland University of Technology, in addition to winning a slew of prestigious prizes in her native country. Yet the music she makes is decidedly pop, albeit with odd bits and flourishes weaved throughout to make it a truly one-of-a-kind musical experience. Together, those influences and that aesthetic make for one wildly whimsical songbird.
For the clearest sign of Miller-Heidke’s unique creative worldview, we offer up the video for The Tiger Inside Will Eat The Child. Consider it a mix of Hanna, The Neverending Story and Where the Wild Things Are, a mish-mash of pop culture tidbits that sees the young girl hunt and kill animals with a bow before riding off into the sunset on her magical winged-tiger/spirit guide. It’s a plot from a bad acid trip for sure, but it succinctly demonstrates Miller-Heidke’s blend of the quaint and the bizzare. Check it out below, or head over to Cluster 1.
Miller-Heidke’s latest album, Liberty Bell, is out now.