Two-time Grammy Award-winning, critically acclaimed New Zealand songstress Kimbra has released her widely-acclaimed third studio album, PRIMAL HEART, out today on Warner Bros. Records.
The 12-track record makes its debut with early praise from the likes of Interview Magazine, PAPER, and NYLON, with Rolling Stone calling it one of the “most anticipated albums of 2018” and The Independent attesting, “Kimbra’s exploratory ethos has never been so on point.” In support, Kimbra has confirmed additional US tour dates for 2018, including shows with Beck, ODESZA and Son Lux.
Kimbra has quietly spent the past two years assembling the album, self-producing and mixing alongside co-producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, Explosions In The Sky), among other producers in Los Angeles and New Zealand, and hit-machine Skrillex as co-producer on ‘Top of the World.’
Stripping down Kimbra’s music to bare emotion and heart, the record invites listeners to experience the inherent vulnerability in her voice, conveying raw feeling throughout each song. The new record includes critically-acclaimed singles ‘Everybody Knows,’ ‘Human,’ ‘Version of Me,’ ‘Like They Do On The TV,’ and ‘Top of the World,’ which NPR calls, “an aggressive, confident step forward into the future.”
Kimbra’s voice seeped into the hearts and minds of listeners around the globe in 2012. She dueted with Gotye on the inescapable smash ‘Somebody That I Used to Know,’ which garnered “Record of the Year” and “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance”at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
Moreover, she made history by becoming the third New Zealand singer to win a Grammy. Her debut album VOWS reached number 14 on the Billboard Top 200 and was certified platinum in Australia and New Zealand, yielding hits such as ‘Settle Down’ and ‘Cameo Lover’. She confidently stepped into the spotlight on her second full-length, THE GOLDEN ECHO, which saw her collaborate with artists such as Thundercat, MUSE’s Matt Bellamy and John Legend, a testament to her eclectic musical style.
Then 2016 saw her perform with The Roots and David Byrne at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, in tribute of David Bowie.