Kimbra’s The Golden Echo is available now on all participating retailers. The colorful video for “Miracle,” features a jubilant Kimbra dancing through the streets of New York, joined by everyone from mimes to mailmen in the grand finale. The track features collaborators Thundercat and Daniel Johns (Silverchair).
The ultimate modern pop record, The Golden Echo is ambitious, sophisticated, and complex, just like its creator. The New Zealand-born singer and songwriter wrote the songs in her bedroom studio on a city-farm in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, where she was surrounded by chickens and sheep. A riot of genres tagged from Prog-Pop to neo-r&b and space-funk, she ventures between day-glo harmonies and clipped off-kilter beats that straddle the hip-hop/electro-pop divide with boisterous hooks and cinematic grandeur. Her lo-fi bedroom aesthetic is filled out by the playing of the musicians, who include drummer John JR Robinson, (Michael Jackson’s main studio drummer), bassist Thundercat, R&B singer Bilal, Daniel Johns (Silverchair), Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman, and mega-star John Legend. Bonus tracks on the deluxe edition include appearances from Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Mars Volta’s Omar Rodriguez-Lopez,and Jonas Bjerre of Danish band Mew.
The Golden Echo is Kimbra’s second album. Her 2011 debut, Vows, bowed at No. 14 on the Billboard Top 200 and was certified platinum in Australia and New Zealand. Kimbra exploded into the public consciousness that same year with “Somebody That I Used To Know,” a duet with Gotye that earned her Grammy Awards for “Record of the Year” and “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.” The song topped Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart in 2012 and was the best-selling song of that year in the U.S. It has sold more than 13 million copies.
Kimbra will be touring in support of her new album:
10/20 San Francisco, CA The Independent
10/23 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
10/24 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
10/25 Las Vegas, NV Life Is Beautiful Festival
10/27 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
10/28 Denver, CO Sherman
10/30 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café
11/01 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
11/06 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
11/07 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live – Downstairs
11/08 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
11/09 Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Watch the video for “90s Music” here.