Alright I’m officially ashamed. Yes, probably the biggest song of the summer, Gotye’s Somebody that I Used to Know, has been out for quite some time, but I just recently took the time to research the female vocalist on the track. Much to my pleasant surprise the artist singing through my headphones is an uber talented vocalist, songwriter and completely captivating to watch onscreen.
The New Zealand native has been writing music since she was a kid (literally) and recently released her debut album in the states this May. Her first single off Vows was written when Kimbra was just 16 years old. Featuring unique layers of vocal harmonies and catchy drum beats Settle Down, better yet, Vows is a refreshingly different and completely fun album. The most impressive thing about Settle Down is watching her perform it live [check out the video below]. Needless to say I’m completely captivated, blown-away and have been listening to her music non-stop ever since.
Check out two of my favorite tracks off the album, Settle Down and Cameo Lover, and quickly run to get the rest of her music. She’s currently touring the US and will be landing in Texas with Gotye in the fall so check her out if she comes to your town.