Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cameo Lover

You've got two arms baby, they're all tangled in ladies

Photo by Werner Amann

Kimbra is everywhere right now, isn't she? Between last year's flawless guest spot on Miami Horror's I Look To You and her recent, perfectly-emotive-without-being-over-the-top collaboration with Gotye on Somebody That I Used to Know, and now the impending release of her debut album, Vows, the girl seems intent on taking the pop music world by storm. Given her voice, look, and unique musical style--an infectious blend of soul, R&B, jazz, and shimmy shiny pop--I'd guess it's only a matter of time before she does just that. Not to make easy comparisons, but from the strong vocals to that black bob, big eyes, and taste for quirky colorful outfits, Kimbra could easily be seen as the Australian answer to Katy Perry. BUT BETTER. For example? Her first single, Cameo Lover comes complete with a sing-along chorus, a big-band breakdown, and an over the top music video, all without feeling the least bit manufactured. It sounds great, it looks great, and it makes you feel great too. Pure gold.

Cameo Lover - Kimbra

To say that Kimbra is my new girl crush would definitely be an understatement. Let's hope the rest of the world feels the same way once they hear her album; it's out now exclusively in Australia and New Zealand. If you live in one of those places, buy it here you lucky dog. If not, follow LL on Facebook or Twitter and we'll keep you updated as to an official international release date.

Bonus:If you're looking for an equally enthralling version of the song with a bit of boogie in, look no further than this remix by fellow Aussie GLOVES.
Cameo Lover (GLOVES Remix) - Kimbra


Nick Kokay said...

Awesome coverage of Kimbra... However, she's a Kiwi, not Australian. While most of the world doesn't see much difference between the two, we here down under are pretty big on the whole 'New Zealand/Australia' divide.

Mikayla said...

Haha oops! I will definitely keep note of that for next time. Thank you!

Nick Kokay said...

No worries, love the rest of your work you do here, and it's pretty awesome that you've been picked up by Hypem :D Good luck with the rest of your writing!

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