Galore Darling: Kimbra Is A Miracle For Music
If you haven’t taken a moment to check out this darling Kimbra, she really is quite the spectacle and her music more than lives up to the hype. She chatted to us about her new album Golden Echo, her new video “Miracle” and her inspirations.
Photography Thom Kerr
How did you start out as a musician?
I’ve been writing songs from a young age as way to express myself. My family and I would go away to a lake. I learned guitar at 12, was in a jazz choir and learned a lot about Frank Sinatra. In high school I picked up a track and got fascinated with production, and started getting more into electronic music.
How long did Golden Echo take to come together?
Well I was writing on the road and made little beats. But it wasn’t until I moved to LA that I started pre-production. I was a hermit and set up a studio. It mainly happened by me recording a bunch of drum beats, I was going to produce by myself, but then the legendary Rich Costey stepped in.
What’s you fave track?
It’s dense record. People should spend time with the album and let it grow with them. But I love “As you are”, it drops everything back to piano.
How would describe Golden Echo in one word?
How would you describe your sound?
My music takes cues from pop, I grew up listening to pop music. But we have some progressive elements and r&b sounds too.
Who are some of your inspirations?
St Vincent, Kate Bush. David Bowie
Where on earth is that red bodysuit from in the “Miracle” video? We want it.
Jamie Lee Major
Golden Echo getting mastered. The day it finally wraps up is a highlight. Then this festival in Brazil called Rock in Rio, amazing.
Danny Elfman, he’s from a totally different musical world.
What’s coming up next?
We start touring America. Super excited to perform Golden Echo in smaller, more intimate venues.