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Okay Kaya’s spellbinding new song is a meditation on safe sex

The Norwegian musician, model, photographer and actor returns with ‘IUD’ – watch its video now

The last time we spoke to Okay Kaya, the year was 2015 and she was meandering through the streets of Toyko in her gorgeous “Clenched Teeth” video.

We didn’t hear too much from the Norwegian singer-songwriter after that, although she popped up here and there – on a song with Danish producer Vera, and most notably on “Slush Puppy”, a standout from King Krule’s sprawling opus The OOZ, where her vocal was slowed down to a narcotic pace.

Today, though, she returns with “IUD”, the first single from her forthcoming debut album. Slow, airy, and spacious, the song meditates on safe sex and keeping things low-key: “Baby you’re so baby, but I don’t want your baby.” 

In the video, directed by Adinah Dancyger, Kaya lives among clones of herself. “Adinah contacted me in the summer to ask if I wanted to make a music video, right when my album was in its final phase,” Kaya explains. “I’d long had this faint idea where a twin is born out of some sort of trauma, taking a physical form that Okay Kaya drags around by the hair for nobody to see. This is the first of some videos exploring that idea.”

Kaya is also set to shortly make her feature film debut, appearing in Joachim Trier’s coming-of-age horror Thelma.

Watch “IUD” below.