Kimbra - Vows
Kimbra's debut record 'Vows', three and-a-half years in the making, charts not only her growth and development musically over this time, but personally as well.
Recorded and arranged both at home and across various studios, it presents her unique worldview on life and love.
Even at 22 years of age, Kimbra already possesses the maturity and musical sophistication of the mavericks she is so often compared to - from vocal legends Nina Simone and Jeff Buckley, to radicals the likes of Prince, and contemporary artists such as Bjork and Janelle Monae.
'Vows' was self-produced and with the refined skills of Francois Tetaz (Bertie Blackman, Gotye); whose focus on imagery taught her to treat the album like a film and Australian Urban export M-Phazes (Amerie, Pharoahe Monch) If 'Vows' is a film then, what is it about?
A smoky romance one scene, a film noir the next - 'Vows' is genre-defying, an eclectic journey of joyful triumph and a darker introspection. A dazzling, colourful soundtrack to travel its conceptual groove through a mix of styles. Migrating confidently from triumphant neo-pop built on stacked harmonies and joyful hooks, to moodier, reflective moments that showcase her sophisticated vocals.
Upon release, 'Vows' swiftly achieved critical and commercial success. Debuting at No. 3 in Kimbra's native New Zealand (Gold Status), and at No. 5 in the Australian album charts and soon attained Platinum status within three weeks of release. Subsequently, 'Vows' has been shortlisted for the AMP Awards.
Release Date : 18 Jun 2012