Kimbra is making moves in the States with her hit singles and a career that is taking off.
Goyte’s chart-topping hit single Somebody That I Used To Know was played on repeat on pretty much every radio station in 11 countries. Assuming you’ve listened to the song more than once, you’ve heard the female voice in the background. That strong and sensual voice is none other than Kimbra’s.
Kimbra spent her early career years hopping around her home of New Zealand. After borrowing a small recorder from her school’s musical department, she grew as a songwriter. After putting in tons of time and effort like any other artist looking for their big break, hers soon came. Mark Richardson of OutPost Management discovered then 17-year-old Kimbra, who enabled her to move to Melbourne, Australia to pursue her musical career. Ever since then, she’s taken the reins on her career and isn’t slowing down.
Kimbra’s debut record Vows, which took three-and-a-half years to perfect and complete, showcases her development as an artist, as well as an inside look into her personality. The album also presents her cultured mind and unique worldview on life and love. Now at 21-years- old, Kimbra’s maturity and musical sophistication has gained her comparisons from vocal legends such as Nina Simone and Jeff Buckley, to Prince and Bjork and Janelle Monae.
As Kimbra puts it “Vows is an eclectic journey of joyful triumph and a darker introspection. A dazzling, colorful soundtrack to travel its conceptual groove through a mix of styles.” Upon release, Vows achieved critical and commercial success and debuted at No. 3 in New Zealand (Gold Status), and at No. 5 in the Australian album charts. It achieved Platinum status within three weeks of release.
Kimbra’s music is not mainstream and popular in all areas, but it’s becoming more and more known as she rises to the top. Her unique sound is a refresher from some of the mainstream artists on the radio today.
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