[Back in February, our own Will Pulos sat down with Kimbra to chat about her collaboration with Gotye on "Somebody That I Used To Know," her own new album, and why she likes to sing in her bedroom. With Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" hitting #1 on the US charts this week, we thought we'd share these videos again, because they're awesome. Enjoy!]
Aussie sensation Kimbra first came to the attention of many in the US when Perez Hilton posted the video for her moody, rhythmic, slightly creepy (a wall of dolls is set on fire) song Settle Down. Her impressive vocals and punctuated beats immediately won her many fans.
That video was followed by the bright splash of color of Cameo Lover where Kimbra, in similar retro clothing, re-awakened the passion of a man through some bright lipstick and a tambourine. Admirable tactics indeed. (On a side note, the male lead in that video looks EXACTLY THE SAME as the groom in Muriel’s Wedding, leading me to believe there are 1-9 attractive men in Australia.)
Though these videos are admittedly awesome, Kimbra still kept a pretty low profile until her collaboration with Gotye, Somebody That I Used To Know, absolutely blew up all over the world last year. Now, Kimbra will be spending the summer on a US tour opening for Foster The People as well as Gotye. She’ll also be releasing the US version of her album, Vows, as well this summer though a Settle Down EP is available now.
NewNowNext recently sat down with Kimbra to talk about her collaboration with Gotye and why she decided to record her verse of their song in her bedroom??
She also shared with us some upcoming collaborations that will be featured on the US version of Vows, including possibly John Legend.
Last of all, we talked with the striking Kiwi songstress about her personal style, and how its progressed from vintage to designers like Viktor & Rolf.
Watch the body paint-heavy music video for “Somebody I Used To Know” below and you can find out more about Kimbra, as well as the dates of her US tour, on her site.