I’m kind of surprised that this is the first time I’ve ever actually written about Kimbra. I’ve definitely been aware of her for a while, but she’s always been just under my radar. Still, I was pretty shocked to discover that there wasn’t a single tag on my blog for her considering how many songs I’ve liked recently that have featured her (more on that a little later).
Most recently I took notice of her when she joined Gotye for “Somebody I Used To Know” on SNL this weekend. All of the sudden by pure random coincidence I started stumbling across all of these different videos with her in them. The first of which was “Warrior”, the newest song sponsored by Converse’s 3 Artists, 1 Song music project, where they put three random artists together and have them write a song together. “Warrior”, which she did with A-Trak and Mark Foster of Foster The People, is actually pretty badass, and the video, which is essentially a Mexican wrestling take on the Hunger Games with a dash of Scott Pilgrim, is pretty killer too.
I can’t honestly say that I’ve really loved much of Kimbra’s solo stuff. While I haven’t dug in deep yet, so far I’ve liked her much more when in collaboration with someone else. There is one video of hers that I love though, and I can’t believe I haven’t posted it before now. I seriously remember watching this video multiple times and I even remember (what I thought) I wrote about it. Oh well.
The song I’m referring to is “Cameo Lover”, which I absolutely adore. The song feels like a modern interpretation of a classic Broadway number, circa the early 1960’s. I love the style of the video with all of its bright primary colors and the peppy choreography. And am I the only one who thinks that Kimbra looks just like Milla Jovovich in this video? I can’t get enough of this video, which is why I’m so ashamed in myself for being too lazy to post it before now.
Finally I have what is probably the least interesting video of the bunch, but also probably my favorite song. Kimbra guested on this song by Miami Horror called “I Look To You” off of their debut album, ‘Illumination’. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad video, and in fact Kimbra looks gorgeous in it, but it just isn’t as fun to watch as the last two, nor is it as fun to watch as the song is to listen to. Still, what a fun song.