Kimbra (Photo courtesy The Oriel Co.)
Two-time GRAMMY award-winning artist Kimbra releases her new album, A Reckoning, this week, and soon tours North America in support of the album!
Set for release on Jan. 27, A Reckoning is primed to be a reflective record capturing the macro reckonings that impact our world around environment, race, feminism health, and patriarchy through the eyes of mother nature. The album was first imagined in 2018, during Kimbra’s tour with co-producer Ryan Lott of the band Son Lux, who scored A24’s Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Last year, Kimbra released her first single off the record, “Save Me,” alongside a music video, offering a glimpse of the project. On the new song, Kimbra shares a moment of deep yearning set on a bed of unsettling warped pianos. She explores how two internal realities can be present at once; chaos and contemplation, rage and still life-force. Inspired by a singular moment, she searches her insecurities with hopes that someone will save her from herself.
Watch the official music video for “Save Me” by Kimbra on YouTube:
New Zealand-born pop star and two-time Grammy Award-winning tour de force Kimbra is readying her fourth studio album, A Reckoning, produced in tandem with Son Lux’s Ryan Lott. (Although born in New Zealand, Kimbra is a longtime USA resident.)
This is just the latest chapter in a series of Kimbra’s overall career success: the experimental pop performer’s 2011 debut, Vows, bowed at No. 14 on the Billboard Top 200 and was certified platinum in Australia and New Zealand. She received Best Female Artist two years in a row at the ARIA Music Awards and took home 5 New Zealand Tui Awards including Album of The Year in 2012. That same year, she exploded into the public consciousness with “Somebody That I Used To Know,” a duet with Gotye that earned her two Grammy Awards for “Record of the Year” and “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance,” as well as reaching No. 1 on global charts (across 18 countries) and selling more than 13 million copies.
Her 2014 sophomore record, The Golden Echo, highlighted her eclectic style with a diverse set of collaborations from Thundercat, Omar-Rodriguez Lopez of The Mars Volta, Bilal, and John Legend. Likewise, her third LP, 2018’s Primal Heart, saw her touring with the likes of Beck, Odesza, and David Byrne.
Moving forward, Kimbra hopes listeners will find catharsis and connection on A Reckoning, whether they are contending with change in their own lives or processing shifts in the world around them.
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Sunday, Feb. 12
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