Kimbra – Cameo Lover
Genre: Alternative pop/soul
Sounds like: A combination of ‘50s pop and doo-wop with an indie rock twist
Worth checking out: Two Way Street (Live at Sing Sing Studios)
Video highlights: the moment you realize Kimbra’s vocal prowess when she sings the word ‘trouble’ at 0:24, the tambourine at 0:45, her bom-bom-boms at 3:19
Kimbra just might be the next big thing in the U.S., which is something I am both excited about and dreading (does that make me a hipster?). This 22-year-old New Zealander singer may or may not be known to you as the female vocals in Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know.” Her voice is best described as explosive, jazzy, unpredictable, and AWESOME.
“Cameo Lover” is one of Kimbra’s tracks from her debut album Vows, which has been a big hit in Australia and New Zealand. Keep an eye out when the album drops here in the U.S. on May 22.