16 Aug 2014

Kimbra: Live Session

Kimbra shot to stardom as Gotye’s duet partner in Somebody That I Used To Know, a viral hit in 2011.

The song won an armload of awards - including the Grammy for Record Of The Year- and made both Gotye, and Hamilton born singer Kimbra household names.

Since then, Kimbra’s earned a reputation for her architectural outfits, kinetic performances, and vocal acrobatics.

She says of her sound -

"It's hard to put a genre to the music. I think we often like to ride between a lot of genres so... We've kind of had 'prog-pop' quite a few times, which suggests that we're progressing the genre maybe somehow."

Kimbra’s second album The Golden Echo came out this week - Nick Atkinson welcomes Kimbra into our Auckland studios to perform a couple of brand new songs with long-time bandmate Stevie McQuinn on electric drums and Taylor Graves on keys.
 

Hear the full session here

Playlist

Artist: Kimbra
Song: Miracle
Composer: Kimbra
Album: Unreleased
Label: Radio New Zealand recording

Artist: Kimbra
Song: Love In High Places
Composer: Kimbra
Album: Unreleased
Label: Radio New Zealand recording