Thursday, September 09, 2010

Kimbra Goes Electro

Kimbra is currently being hailed by the street press as Australia's next big thing. Which is amusing because she's actually from New Zealand. While I'm not ready to throw away my Dannii CDs and jump on that bandwagon just yet, I do love her debut single. "Settle Down" is one of the quirkiest pop songs of 2010. It's cute, kooky and (after the third or fourth listen) very, very catchy. More importantly, the amazing video features a wall of dolls and a creepy little girl doing housework - so I'm sold! Kimbra has spent the past few months working on her album but also found the time to lend her golden pipes to Miami Horror's new floorfiller "I Look To You". Though sadly not a Whitney Houston cover, the track is still a rather lovely shot of disco infused electro. It's a nice change of pace for the eclectic diva. Usually a purveyor of Kate Miller-Heidke/Sarah Blasko-esque organic pop, Kimbra takes to her new genre like Lilo to cocaine. I just hope there are some harder remixes because "I Look To You" is perhaps a little too dreamy for radio and the clubs. The video is also well worth a look. Sure, it owes a large debt to Empire of the Sun but the trippy colours and spacey special effects suit the track perfectly. I can't wait to see what she does next!

5 comments:

Ben said...

What a cool song and vid!

tommie said...

Fuck Kimbra, Victoria Silvstedt had a top 20 hit in France!

http://lescharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Victoria+Silvstedt&titel=Saturday+Night&cat=s

Mike said...

OMG! Go Vicki!

There had better be a physical single of her masterpiece!

tommie said...

There is:

http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B003SSIL2K/ref=s9_simh_gw_p15_i1?pf_rd_m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=1HDJPSPV2NB4B0CY7SK8&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=463375513&pf_rd_i=405320

But it's selling like hot cakes, so hurry up!

Paz said...

I like this song but she is not pretty