Kimbra, the New Zealand artist most recognized for her supporting singing role in Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”, has released her debut album to North American audiences.
The quickest way I can describe Kimbra’s talent is that she’s on the verge of something big.
There is no denying that she has great vocal skills and this album allows her to demonstrate just that. For a twenty-two year old, she displays a certain amount of maturity in her Jazz-infused, singing style. This is not bubble-gum pop a la Katy Perry. Kimbra’s audience will definitely fall in to the more sophisticated (mostly older) crowd. This is most definitely not a bad thing. Nora Jones did the same with her debut album. And need I remind you that the older crowd still purchases the majority of albums.
Vows is an album I’ve played through many times and though it makes for some great background music while working, writing etc., it also has its moments when you perk up and can’t help but sing along. A terrific start to what will no doubt turn into a successful career.
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Shiver me timbers! Kimbra is this generation’s answer to Kylie. Kiwis 1 – Aussies 1. — Brian Banks
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