Flip through the gallery of all of the artwork above, along with a corresponding track-by-track, art-piece-by-art-piece commentary from Kimbra herself. More »
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Kimbra Commissioned Artwork For Each Track On Her Album ‘The Golden Echo’: See The Images & Read Her Explanations Of Each One
And now, it’s time to take a look back and reflect on the best pop records of August.
The nominees for August? Pop darling Ariana Grande‘s feature-filled My Everything, Wiz Khalifa‘s #1 charting Blacc Hollywood, Kimbra‘s ambitious The Golden Echo, Imogen Heap‘s Sparks and Basement Jaxx‘s grand return with Junto.
Now we want to know: Which one takes the crown for August’s best album? It’s time for you to decide. More »
With the release of her second album, The Golden Echo (out today, ), we can all come to terms with the fact that no one is Kimbra. (Except for her, of course.) The singer melds every genre you’ve ever loved from childhood onward, providing a cohesive party that places the New Zealand siren at center stage. More »
In “Love in High Places,” Kimbra’s languorous vocals immediately recall that of Erykah Badu; they coast above ramshackle instrumentation – hand claps, darting synths and spastic guitars – that threatens to fall apart but, miraculously, doesn’t. Meanwhile, “Nobody But You” inspires Kimbra to coo as if part of a Motown line-up, although fat synths, a bloated bass and a marching breakdown hints that she’s been listening to Jamiroquai too. In both, Kimbra sounds as if she’s rediscovered the already-ambitious neo-soul, then gleefully tinkered with its elements until she found combinations that she could call her own.
And if those songs are any indication, then Kimbra’s The Golden Echo could be one of 2014′s biggest releases. Listen to “Love in High Places” and “Nobody But You” after the jump. More »
Rich Costey (Birdy, Interpol, Muse) co-produced the album along with Kimbra, and shhe wrote several of the tracks with Silverchair‘s Daniel Johns. Also listed among the collaborators: John Legend, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy and Michael Shuman of Queens Of The Stone Age.
Head below to catch the full tracklist for Kimbra’s Vows follow-up, The Golden Echo. More »
A kaleidoscope of different images seemingly thrown randomly together, the video takes us on a trippy journey through Kimbra’s idealist and dreamy perception of the 90s’. From Kimbra dancing in front of a white-picket fence with Minnie Mouse-styled hair to her lounging on a green Fiat in a purple fur coat amongst the clouds, this slightly bizarre, yet endearing, video is an attention-grabber that fits perfectly with the new song. More »
Now Australian producer M-Phazes (who twiddled the knobs on Eminem‘s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 cut “Bad Guy”) has given “90s Music” an overhaul. His mix kicks off with finger snaps and eventually works itself into trappy handclaps before finally spinning itself into a full-on dance groove.
You may recall that the Gold Coast producer first remixed Kimbra’s 2012 single “Settle Down.” Today we’re premiering his take on “90s Music,” which you can get nostalgic with below. More »
It’s a shame, then, that a mystery illness has slowed Monae down. More »
Of course, that inescapable break-up anthem wasn’t particularly reflective of Kimbra’s debut either. Vows was a curious melting pot of pop, jazz and indie influences but “90s Music” is even more twisted. Produced by Rich Costey, the intricately-layered sonic adventure sounds like a cross between The Flaming Lips and quirky Swedish diva Elliphant — only with a divinely measured vocal and a unexpectedly addictive chorus. Listen after the jump. More »
:: The White House has finally responded to a petition to deport Justin Bieber which attracted 273,968 signatures. In short, they refused to comment to the pop star’s case but waxed lyrical about the need for immigration reform. [E! Online]
:: Robin Thicke has a lot to celebrate. He’s rich, handsome and now has the highest selling download in UK history with iTunes-conquering “Blurred Lines”. It has sold 1.54 million copies to date. [ABC]
:: It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from “Somebody That I Used To Know” songstress Kimbra. Her soon-to-be-released second album features Muse frontman Matt Bellamy on guitar as well as cameos from John Legend and Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns. [NME]
:: Chance The Rapper cancelled his appearance at Coachella on Sunday (April 20) due to a mystery illness. However, his team assures us that he is expected to make a full recovery. Get well soon. [Rap-Up]
After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »