I have decided to do a Musician of the Week so I can focus on solo artists, as well as bands still through “Band Of The Week.”
This week’s musician of the week is Kimbra.
You probably know her from Gotye‘s “Somebody That I Used To Know” as the female vocals, but Kimbra is much more than supporting vocals! But here is Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” in case you forgot.
Kimbra is from New Zealand and is very popular in her home country, as well as in neighboring Australia. She is known for her outlandish style and soulful voice. Since gaining popularity across the world by being supporting vocals in “Somebody That I Used To Know”, Kimbra has been touring all over the world. She has even performed on the The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, though I hope she at least gets a shot at performing for a good late night talk show host, such as Kimmel.
Her new album, Vows, is out now. I suggest you buying it because Kimbra is a talented songstress, as well as musician. She plays the guitar as well as the tambourine, and I’d bet that she’s not too shabby with a synthesizer either.
Some of her best pre-Gotye work is Settle Down and Cameo Lover. The video of Settle Down is below.
Settle Down is a song about how women are expected to “settle down” as soon as the right man enters her life. In the video of Settle Down, it shows how miserable settling down can become. Never being able to do things you may have been able to do if you weren’t settled down, and how you might not really love the man you settled down with. How you’re expected to have a child, and how tiresome being a housewife really is for a woman with goals. It’s an satirical song, and music video, for sure. All of the girly dolls that young girls are typically given are set ablaze at the end of the video.
That’s my take on it, but have a look-see for yourself.
Thanks for reading and go listen to Kimbra!
Is there a particular artist that you believe deserves attention? Let me know in the comments.