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Though New Zealand pop singer Kimbra released an award-winning debut album with 2011's Vows, it was her cameo on Gotye's smash hit "Somebody That I Used to Know" that won her global fame. She then used that acclaim to make some of the most audacious and playful fusions of jazzy R&B, pop, and dance in the 2010s. Born Kimbra Johnson in Hamilton, New Zealand, Kimbra began taking guitar lessons around age 12 and was performing live by her teens. A 2007 Juice TV video award caught the attention of the Melbourne, Australia-based label Forum 5, which signed her to a recording contract. Her first single, "Settle Down," was released in 2010, the same year she guested on Miami Horror's "I Look to You." In 2011, Warner Bros. released Kimbra's album Vows, which featured the single "Settle Down." That year, she also appeared on "Somebody That I Used to Know" with Australian-Belgian singer Gotye, while a significantly reworked version of her debut album was released in the U.S. in May of 2012. At the end of that year Kimbra triumphed in five categories at the New Zealand Music Awards, most notably Best Female Solo Artist and Best Pop Album. She also continued to receive plaudits for her Gotye collaboration well into 2013, among them the 2012 Grammy for Record of the Year. Along with touring with Gotye and making festival appearances, including a spot at Brazil's Rock in Rio festival, Kimbra began work on her second album, The Golden Echo. She returned to the studio with producer Rich Costey and a host of collaborators including Bilal, Van Dyke Parks, Muse's Matt Bellamy, the Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, and Silverchair's Daniel Johns, who co-wrote some of the album's songs. Singles such as the genre-hopping "'90s Music" and the smooth disco-funk homage "Miracle" hinted at The Golden Echo's eclecticism ahead of its August 2014 release. ~ Matt Collar & Rich Wilson
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  1.   Song
  2.   Warrior featuring A-Trak
  3.   Settle Down
  4.   Good Intent
  5.   Plain Gold Ring
  6.   90s Music
  7.   Cameo Lover
  8.   Two Way Street
  9.   Everlovin' Ya
  10.   As You Are
  11.   Warrior
  12.   Old Flame
  13.   Sugar Lies
  14.   Goldmine
  15.   Teen Heat
  16.   Posse
  17.   Limbo
  18.   Call Me
  19.   Slum Love
  20.   Nobody But You
  21.   Miracle
  22.   With My Hands
  23.   Sally I Can See You
  24.   Come Into My Head
  25.   The Build Up
  26.   Wandering Limbs
  27.   Carolina
  28.   Waltz Me to the Grave
  29.   Love in High Places
  30.   Madhouse
  31.   Something In The Way You Are
  32.   Home
  33.   Rescue Him
  34.   Sweet Relief
  35.   Withdraw
  36.   The Magic Hour

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